The City of Lansing and Cristo Rey Community Center have partnered to offer free one-on-one financial counseling through the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC).
The FEC was brought to Lansing in March 2013 by a 3-year grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Today, it is funded by the City's General Fund, federal Community Development Block Grant dollars, and contributions from local and national corporations and foundations.
The FEC is available to anyone; there are no restrictions based on income or life circumstances. Our mission is to educate, empower, and protect individuals and their families.
Goals of the FEC
We work with our clients to:
Connect individuals to banking services and products that are safe and affordable
Assist clients in establishing a credit score if they have none
Increase the credit score of clients once one has been established
Establish savings practices that can be maintained to increase total savings