Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead free financial counseling workshop

Due to developments of the novel COVID-19 and social distancing regulations, all Getting Ahead workshops are postponed indefinitely. In the interim, if you are interested in meeting with a Financial Coach remotely and live or work in NYC, please see our NYC Financial Empowerment Center program page for more details.

Getting Ahead is the longest-running application of our signature financial empowerment model. In this program, we partner with community organizations throughout New York City to provide multi-week financial workshops led by our expert Financial Coaches. These workshops are complemented by one-on-one coaching sessions during and after the workshops. Workshop participants also have access to building-block financial products with most fees covered for one year—our Gateway Banking package.

Sign up for a Getting Ahead course today! Classes meet once a week on the same day of the week and last two hours. We have courses in both English and Spanish. Graduates of our financial workshops receive an individualized Financial Action Plan, free credit report and score, access to our Gateway Banking Package at participating Federal Credit Unions, and more!

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY given space limitations. The current schedule of available courses is listed below—please call or email the contact for more details and to register for courses. 

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Upcoming Courses

MANHATTAN LOCATIONS

Partner Site: Chase Branch at 55 West 125th Street

55 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 (2, 3 Train to 125th Street Station)

Course Start Date # of weeks Contact Name & Phone #
English To be determined 4 weeks Nichol King  (212) 678-4603

Partner Site: Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union

530 West 166th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10032 (A, C, or 1 Train to 168th Street)

Course Start Date # of weeks Contact Name & Phone #
Spanish To be determined 5 weeks Elio Pichardo (212) 927-5771 ext 207
[email protected]
English To be determined 4 weeks Elio Pichardo (212) 927-5771 ext 207
[email protected]
Spanish To be determined 5 weeks Elio Pichardo (212) 927-5771 ext 207
[email protected]

BROOKLYN LOCATIONS

Partner Site: Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union (Bedford Stuyvesant)

834 Dekalb Avenue (G Train to Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues)

Course Start Date # of weeks Contact Name & Phone #
English To be determined 4 weeks Justin Enany (917) 822-5709
[email protected]
English To be determined 4 weeks Justin Enany (917) 822-5709
[email protected]
English To be determined 4 weeks Justin Enany (917) 822-5709
[email protected]

BRONX LOCATIONS

Partner Site: NYC Business Solutions (Bronx Center)

400 East Fordham Road, 7th Floor, (entrance on Webster Ave.) Bronx, NY 10458

Course Start Date # of weeks Contact #
English To be determined 4 weeks (718) 960-7916
Spanish To be determined 5 weeks (718) 960-7916
English To be determined 4 weeks (718) 960-7916

Partner Site: University Neighborhood Housing Program

2751 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468

Course Start Date # of weeks Contact #
English To be determined 4 weeks (718) 933-2539
Spanish To be determined 5 weeks (718) 933-2539
English To be determined 4 weeks (718) 933-2539