Check presentation by TD  Charitable Foundation (courtesy photo)

On Dec. 18, United Way of the National Capital Area hosted a check presentation by TD  Charitable Foundation at its Financial Empowerment Center at  South County. United Way NCA has established four Financial Empowerment Center since 2015, including locations at Prince William’s SkillsSource Group at the Virginia Workforce Center, Prince George’s Community College’s Largo Campus, Skyland Workforce Center in Washington, DC, and Fairfax South County Building in Alexandria, VA.

The grant will be used to support the development of a data collection and reporting system to be used across all four FECs located throughout the region. The database will allow frontline staff at each FEC to enter client intake and demographic data digitally and track their progress toward their personal financial goals.

United Way NCA Financial Empowerment Centers offer direct access to high quality financial services and guidance in a welcoming, professional environment at no cost. Individuals and families who have struggled to find solutions with traditional banks will have a trusted resource in these centers to help them gain greater control over their personal finances. By providing a convenient pathway to these solutions, the Financial Empowerment Centers are helping to realize one of United Way NCA’s most critical objectives — enabling members of the community to achieve greater financial stability for themselves and their households.

Photo: (L to R) Chris Leonard, Director, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services; Angela Franco, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, Senior Advisor and United Way Board Member; Terry Kenny, Market President, TD Bank; Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way NCA; Jeff McKay, Lee District Supervisor and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors