Financial PEOPLE

The Skagit Financial PEOPLE (Peers Empowering Others by Providing Leadership and Education) project is a vision born out of the Skagit Asset Building Coalition (SABC). The pilot is spearheaded and funded by the United Way of Skagit County. Peer led financial education sessions will be held with groups of Low to Moderate Income (LMI) individuals/families throughout

Skagit County in 2017. Graduates will receive a Skagit Asset Building Coalition certificate upon completion of the series and will be provided with incentives along the way.

Six peer leaders in the LMI community have been recruited, and have been trained to deliver financial education curriculum to groups of peers.

Peer leaders will guide peers on accessing community resources, serving as critical liaisons to financial institutions and other organizations providing financial education.

These peers will share common goals such as:

  • Stabilized Housing
  • Financial Home
  • Children Savings Accounts (CSA)
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Reduce Debt
  • Improve Credit

Evaluation of the pilot project will be through ongoing surveys with peer leaders and peers. Information about the project will be disseminated through United Way press releases, meetings, website, social media platforms and newsletter. Additional financial contributions to the pilot have been made by North Coast Credit Union, Boeing Employees Credit Union, and Opus Bank.

Special Announcements

Low Income Needs Assessment Release

Community Action of Skagit County invites you to join us for a sneak peak at the data gathered during the 2017 Low Income Needs Assessment, a survey of 650 low-income households led by Community Action of Skagit County, distributed by dozens of community partners and key volunteers, and analyzed by Applied Research Northwest, LLC.

Also, at the event the first-ever Skagit Change-Maker Award (Inspired by the life of Terry Belcoe) will be presented.

When: March 27, 1-3pm

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The event is open to all! Human services coalition partners, leaders in education and business, elected government officials and staff, and any community member impacted by poverty issues.


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