Thursday, June 2, 2016

Family Savings Account Program

Call Camille Johnson at 215-564-5500 NOW!!!

Retirement Income Solutions (RIS) for Women

Retirement Income Solutions (RIS) for Women, May 2016 Session

RIS participants at the May 2016 Session.
One-on-one session with a CPA to discuss financial future snapshot and lifestyles choices.  
Participant's discussion on Medicare/Supplement Policies.
Participants' discussion on investments.
Participants' discussion on estate planning, insurance, will and more.
Session with  Mary Livngston, SCORE Philadelphia's Executive Director. 
Session with Mischa Greenberg President Moves-Made-EZ.

Discussion with Rochelle Massarella, RIS consultant. 
 For more information about our Retirement Income Solutions (RIS) Program for Women
Please call 215-564-5500

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


It's #creditbuilderday 

Assets & Opportunity National Week of Action

The first-ever Assets & Opportunity National Week of Action will take place from January 25-29. The goal for the Week of Action is to call attention to the issues of economic insecurity and inequality that too many families across this country face, while highlighting the successful solutions that create an opportunity economy in which everyone has the chance to get ahead.
On Monday, January 25, we’ll launch the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, which reveals that even several years after the recession ended, low- and moderate-income families are no more financially secure than they were during the height of the recession. Across the country, these families have settled into a “new normal,” in which they lack good credit scores, the savings needed to weather emergencies or build stronger futures, and information about solutions to help propel them toward prosperity.
However, there is some good news: there are numerous solutions which are tested and proven that help create an opportunity economy. From Tuesday through Friday (January 26-29), we will highlight four solutions that can change these outcomes: credit building, reining in predatory lending, children’s savings and EITC/VITA.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Starting a Cafe in Philadelphia!

Start your own coffee shop!

Have you ever wondered how you could start your own cafe in Philadelphia? Do you wish you had more information about it? No worries! The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians is here to help!

Find out more about how to start your own coffee shop in the amazing city of Philadelphia here!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How to: Win a Business Competition!

Business Competitions to Help you Achieve your Dreams!

In the past decade, business competitions have become increasingly frequent throughout the business community. They have taken root in places such as the Wharton School of Business, and a number of other universities and companies that encourage small business growth. For some, the pull of competitions is the cash prize; however, the winnings are said to be insufficient to really get a business going. The real award is the increased confidence and investment opportunities from winning a business competition. For many small businesses, it is difficult to win, let alone participate in, a business competition. The key, though, is preparation. Preparation yields a more knowledgeable and impressive business plan, and is a skill which relates to business in general – not only competitions. For low-income communities, it is difficult to find such a competition. But, it only takes one win to transform a business from an idea into a reality.

Read more about business competitions here!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cultural Passport Week in Philadelphia

XCulturalPHL organize by MOIMA and Dept of Commerce honoring Philadelphia Immigrant Business. Selvadurai Pathmatasan, the owner of Abi Quick Shop is one of them.
Sinta our Technical Assistant specialist who also owns Modero Dance Company performed her traditional Indonesian dance in Love Park for Cultural Passport Week. The students she taught at her dance studio also danced alongside her.

Selvadurai Pathmatasan was honored at the recognition ceremony for entrepreneurs in Philadelphia. He owns Abi Quick Shop, a souvenir shop in Olde City. He received a loan and attended the WORC workshop for orientation about the Refugee Small Business Program.