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Financial Success Centers

Thrive will serve to strengthen the financial capacity of community college students and area residents by promoting, supporting, through community collaborative efforts, access to a one-stop center offering financial literacy and coaching, workforce development services, and public benefit screening and enrollment.

Thrive Strives to

  • Increase the overall persistence rate for students accessing the center by at least 10% within the first two years
  • Increase credit scores by an average of 10%
  • Increase the number of mainstream bank accounts for at least six months by 50
  • Assist at least 50 users in creating and maintaining a household budget for six months
  • Assist at least 50 users in accessing workforce training in preparation for living wage jobs

Thrive offers an array of free services that help users overcome financial difficulties through a progressive assisted learning process. All Thrive services are integrated with the student services provided by Holyoke Community College.

Our Free Services Include

  • Confidential benefits screening and enrollment
  • Money skills classes
  • Individual financial coaching sessions
  • Free tax preparation
  • Workforce development training workshops
  • Effective community resource referrals
  • LifeBridge Program (Life insurance)

Thrive Community Partners

  • HCC
  • Peoplesbank
  • United Way of Pioneer Valley
  • The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
  • Valley Opportunity Council
  • CareerPoint
  • MA Department of Transitional Assistance
  • The MIDAS Collaborative