The Financial Hope Collaborative and its Financial Success Program, housed at the Heider College of Business, have been instrumental in helping many low-income families in the Omaha metropolitan area find financial stability.
The Financial Hope Collaborative was started when United Way of the Midlands created the Financial Stability Partnership in 2006. The Financial Success Program has been part of the Heider College of Business since 2010 and has one of the highest retention rates for a financial education program in the country.
The program’s curriculum helps low-income single mothers address immediate financial issues and develop personal skills in areas, such as:
Saving for emergencies
Repairing credit reports
This yearlong program provides ongoing financial coaching and assists participants in developing personal and easy-to-use money management systems.