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 individuals in Summit and Medina counties.
To schedule an appointment, call 2-1-1 or use the links below. Appointments are available in-person or virtually.
Our professional financial coaches can help you navigate financial challenges and achieve your financial goals. Coaches can help you create a budget, set savings goals, improve your credit score, or reduce your debt. Free, one-on-one financial coaching appointments are available in-person at our Kenmore location, and our partner sites throughout the community, or virtually by phone or video. This program has no income restrictions.
For telephone appointments, or in-person appointments at the Akron Financial Empowerment Center:
For in-person appointments at our community partner sites which include the Helen Arnold, McEbright, and Robinson Family Resource Centers and the University of Akron:
Does your household earn less than $60,000 per year? If so, you’re eligible for FREE tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Drive through and Self-File options are available. For more information about these options or to make an appointment, click here.
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