YWCA Miami

Economic Empowerment


Economic Empowerment, relating to women and families is an essential component to the work that we do here at the YWCA.

Our Economic Empowerment Program is dedicated to providing women and families with the financial information and tools they need in order make informed financial decisions. Financial education, combined with support, resources and guidance can assist individuals in making those first steps towards an effective route out of poverty. The goal of the Economic Empowerment Program is to assist clients with taking charge of their financial situations. We teach clients the importance of developing a savings and budgeting plan, how to repair their credit and how to make financial decisions that are in the best interest of the families and their futures. 


Services Provided:

  • Financial Literacy Cohorts: Our financial literacy cohorts is where clients learn how to monitor and repair their credit, budget, set financial goals and learn how to develop healthy savings habits. The program is designed to take clients on a seven week journey to economic empowerment. Besides receiving financial education, the Economic Empowerment Program serves as a referral service that helps clients to overcome other barriers to economic empowerment. Our financial literacy cohorts are facilitated by our partners at Consolidated Credit.
  • Financial Workshops: The topics covered in the financial literacy cohorts are also taught outside of the cohort setting.   Workshops covering; Credit, Budgeting, Savings, Goals planning and more are available for presentation purposes at schools,   churches and other community organizations and non-profits.
  • VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) Partner: The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. 

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 Eventbrite - YWCA Miami Financial Empower Hour Workshops

Join the YWCA Miami as we partner with Thrivent Financial to bring you quarterly financial workshops designed to cover advanced financial literacy topics such as taxes, investments and much more! We want to empower women of all ages and walks of life, so think of us as you make lunch plans with your girlfriends.

Dates / Topics:

4/19/17 - The Importance for Women To Have A Financial Strategy                        

6/14/17 - Let’s Learn About Investments

9/20/17 - Reading Your Retirement Accounts Statements

12/20/17 - Retire Wisely

   Empower yourself financially while also helping another woman to become financially independent! PAY IT FORWARD!