Financial Coaches

The Financial Empowerment Center is a program of the City of Akron in partnership with United Way. The Akron Financial Empowerment Center is located at 1060 Kenmore Blvd and provides free financial coaching and tax preparation services to all Akronites.  To schedule an appointment, call 2-1-1 or click here. Appointments are available in-person or virtually. Akron Rescue Plan funding will be used to help expand the number of coaches to ensure all Akronites have the resources available to become financially empowered.

Community Benefits


New Bank Accounts


Total Savings Increased


Financial Coaching Sessions


Point Average Increase in Credit


Debt Decreased


Delinquent Accounts Reduced

Empowerment Stories

Those who have reached out and received free financial coaching have made tremendous progress. See their stories below.

Reuben & Kiara

Reuben and Kiara began attending financial coaching sessions in 2019. Since then, they have been able to consolidate student debt, create a budget, and save enough to purchase their first home.


After some significant life changes, Danielle faced financial hardship. Since beginning financial coaching sessions, she has been able to form a plan, tackle debt, and now she can support herself and her daughter through college.