Financial Opportunity Center

In addition to being an accredited, post-secondary career and technical institution, NCCTI also operates a comprehensive Financial Opportunity Center (FOC). The FOC is staffed by three full-time employees: a Financial Coach, a Job Developer/Employment Coach and an Income Support Specialist.

The Job Developer/Employment Coach helps clients access employment opportunities by reworking or writing resumes, improving interview skills and developing connections to local employers. The Financial Coach helps job seekers create a budget and improve credit scores and connects clients to saving or credit building programs that increase financial capability. The Income Support Specialist provides supportive services for students that need transportation, childcare and a host of other supportive services that are available.

In 2018, the FOC met and/or exceeded a few key financial capability milestones for our clients:

  • 72 clients showed an improved credit score with one bureau
  • 118 clients showed an increased net income
  • 70 clients were placed in a job
  • Average starting salary was $15 per hour
  • FOC staff facilitated approximately 40 presentations, in-class and in the community

The work completed at the NCCTI Financial Opportunity Center is funded by Greater Newark Local Initiative Service Corporation (LISC), with generous support from Citi Foundation and Capital One Bank.

For more information, please contact Tamara Brown by phone at 973-585-9648 or by email at tamarabrown@newcommunity.org.