Evaluation of the Financial Empowerment Centers Initiative

MEF Associates conducted an evaluation of the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) initiative, funded by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund). In 2012, the CFE Fund launched a national replication of the FEC model first developed in New York City in 2008.  Through the FEC model, the CFE Fund works with local government administrations to integrate one-on-one financial counseling into antipoverty service delivery. The project evaluated the evolution and value of the FEC model. MEF’s work included a detailed qualitative analysis of the FEC model in six cities and a detailed cost study in one city.

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Mary Farrell | Asaph Glosser | Bright Sarfo | Angela Gaffney