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The Prosperity Center: Pathways to Financial Stability

The Prosperity Center improves lives by creating a one-stop resource for community members to improve financial knowledge, skills, and stability. It is a partnership amoung United Way of Frederick County, the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, and the Frederick Coalition for Financial Success. Through the Prosperity Center's programs we create Pathways to Financial Stability for ALICE households. Click here for more information.

 

Our Mission

The Prosperity Center improves lives by creating a one-stop resource for community members to improve their financial knowledge, skills, and stability.
 
United Way of Frederick County strives to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and programs proudly reflect the Frederick County community, its many faces, cultures, and walks of life without regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.
 
 

Our Vision

Using the collective impact model, the Prosperity Center is working to develop a holistic, integrated approach to improving the financial security of Frederick County residents. We function as a one-stop hub to allow community members access to a wide range of services, including income supports, employment and education services, financial education, asset building services, and more.

 

Our Goals:

 

Learning

Through opportunities such as financial literacy courses, individuals are empowered to make informed financial decisions based on what they’ve learned.

Saving

After learning how to budget, manage credit, and pay off debt, families and individuals then have the opportunity to make positive changes in their behavior. Saving money is a future-oriented action - it not only reduces the negative impact an unexpected emergency can have on a family, but also gives families to more choices for the future, like buying a home or attending college.

Thriving

In order to create long-lasting and community-wide changes, low-income individuals and families require the help and support of local agencies, social workers and volunteers. We’re bringing together the entire community to set up a financial environment where all families can thrive.

 

Prosperity Center Programs

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Prosperity Center Steering Committee

The Prosperity Center's Steering Committee is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the programs of our financial stability work to support ALICE households. Steering Committee members are recruited from across the Frederick County community who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. 

 
MEMBERSHIP
 
Michelle Nusum-Smith, Chair
 
Christine Ferguson
 
Latrice Lewis
 
Nancy Newmister
 
Mandie Otto 
 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us
We'd love to hear from you! Please do not hesitate to stop by, drop us a note or e-mail, or call if you have a question or something to share with us.
Mailing Address
Bernard W. Brown Community Center 629 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701
 
Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
Main Phone
301-663-4231
 
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