Center for Financial Success
CCF’s Center for Financial Success offers a doorway to comprehensive services for families striving to achieve economic success. The Center provides a full range of essential economic supports in a convenient location to help families build self-sufficiency, stabilize their finances, and move ahead.
CCF’s Workforce Development Program builds the skills and education necessary to obtain good jobs and enhance careers. Job training, professional development, and ongoing workforce development classes are offered for high demand, high growth industries such as healthcare and food services. English as a Second Language classes are offered to improve participants’ language skills as a key step to enhancing their employability.
In addition to group classes, CCF provides individualized employment coaching and counseling, job search and interviewing techniques, resume writing, and career planning services.
The current job training class flyers are listed below. Please click on the link for the class that interests you.
CCF offers innovative ways to improve financial literacy and promote informed financial decision making. Our financial literacy programs assist individuals and families with their money management concerns. Through financial education, training, and individualized coaching, participants increase their income, build savings, and gain and sustain assets. Individuals also have an opportunity to learn on their own using the FDIC Money Smart computer-based curriculum.
CCF also works with Woonsocket schools to introduce financial literacy basics to our youth through our Money School and Financial Beginnings programs. We recently started a new program at the Woonsocket High School, called PREP for Success where students are introduced to: goal setting; career and educational choices; communications; time management and other job-readiness skills; banking; budgeting; and saving for goals, such as a college education.
For more information, contact Zoya Tseytlin at (401) 766-3384
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
As a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Site, CCF provides low-income taxpayers with free tax counseling and tax return preparation. IRS-certified volunteers help individuals prepare both Federal and State tax returns, and E-file the return for faster refunds.
A particular emphasis is placed on helping taxpayers claim credits for which they may be eligible, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). At our VITA site, appointments are scheduled weekdays, as well as evenings from mid-January to mid-April; additional assistance is offered throughout the year.
New options for 2016 tax filing season – taxpayers can drop off their tax information and pick up when the returns are ready and in addition to having your returns prepared by a certified tax preparer, taxpayers can self-prepare their tax returns by using IRS sponsored website www.myfreetaxes.com
CCF's newly expanded hours for tax preparation assistance are Monday through Friday 9:30 AM-2:30PM; Friday evenings 5-8PM; and Saturday by appointment at 46 Hope Street, Woonsocket. Call (401) 766-3384 to make an appointment.
Click here to download a VITA flyer.
Success Wear, is part of The statewide Clothing Collaborative Network coordinated by Dorcas International Institute. Success Wear provides work appropriate clothing at no cost to low-income men and women who are completing job training and education programs, and seeking employment. The program meets the need for practical support, more directly and more effectively, by providing high quality professional attire to the clients of participating Rhode Island agencies who meet the income and job search criteria of the program.
The program enables job seekers to experience the interview process more confidently because they are dressed appropriately and better able to make a good first impression. After employment is secured, clients are able to continue to add to their "work wardrobe." As long as individuals remain employed, they are permitted several return visits to receive additional outfits.
Click here for the flyer. If you are a provider and want to make a referral, please download the referral form. Participants are required to have a referral and have to make an appointment by emailing Kat Norville or calling 766-3384.
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