SmartMoney Program

 

MI S S I O N
To provide financial services and economic education to underserved individuals in Greater Cincinnati through CityLink Center’s integrated service model. 

V I S I O N
CityLink Center’s SmartMoney Community Services will be the leading provider of comprehensive financial services and economic education, empowering families to achieve their financial goals while enhancing the quality of life in our community.

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SmartMoney Community Services is a program initiative of CityLink Center and provides financial counseling and economic education to underserved individuals in Greater Cincinnati Communities.

SmartMoney has been a leading provider of comprehensive financial services and economic education for over 25 years working to empower families to achieve their financial goals while enhancing the quality of life in our community.

SmartMoney provides CityLink clients with a Comprehensive Financial Literacy package: SmartDollars and Sense workshops and SmartChange one-on-one financial counseling are designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Utilizing workshops, seminars, one-on-one financial counseling, participants receive valuable information on budgeting, effectively managing credit and pinpointing long-term savings goals.

 
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SmartMoney Community Services is now part of CityLink Center!

As of June 2014, SmartMoney Community Services is officially a program of CityLink Center.

Although SmartMoney has experienced challenges in financial sustainability over the past few years and despite their best efforts to improve, SmartMoney’s parent organization LifeSpan, determined it was necessary to discontinue their formal operations. However, CityLink and SmartMoney realize that Financial Education is a crucial skill set for the working poor and unemployed to succeed, therefore CityLink has brought the SmartMoney brand and its core programming under its umbrella to continue administering financial workshops, individual counseling and helping clients prepare for auto-purchase through CityLink resident partner ChangingGears.

CityLink will not continue offering tax prep, IDA or HUD programs and will look for ways in the future to support clients interested in home ownership and entrepreneurship. Visit this page on our site for a list of referral agencies that may be able to assist you in these areas. To get started SmartMoney clients not currently engaged with CityLink are invited to attend an Info Session  to determine if CityLink’s integrated service model will meet their needs and whether or not they meet eligibility requirements.

CityLink is excited to welcome Michelle Abernathy as its newest staff member to continue offering SmartMoney’s best-in-class financial education services to CityLink clients. Michelle brings with her over 15 years of experience as a certified financial and credit counselor. If you have questions about this transition, please contact info@citylinkcenter.org.


 

 

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