United Way Bay Area's Guide to Replicating SparkPoint

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United Way Bay Area's Guide to Replicating SparkPoint


SparkPoint centers work with families to meet basic needs, increase income, build credit, increase savings, and reduce debt. Financial coaches work one-on-one with clients to recognize behavioral outcomes, set goals, brainstorm strategies, and set realistic action plans. They value strengths, build motivation, and provide monitoring and accountability. SparkPoint serves any low-income family seeking to improve their financial situation.
Services are provided at no cost to community members. The SparkPoint model is based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families model. SparkPoint is now located at community colleges and community-based organizations across the Bay Area. For more information, visit In addition to the Bay Area locations, SparkPoint centers are also located in Orange County and Northern Utah.

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