Michigan Communities for Financial Empowerment (MCFE) is a network for local leaders in Michigan working to advance effective financial empowerment initiatives and institutionalize the integration of financial empowerment with the delivery of core public services. MCFE members reduce poverty by providing residents tangible opportunities to access financial information, affordable financial products and savings and asset building tools.

Empowering Michigan residents to reach financial stability.

Summer 2014 Training Opportunity! Personal and Consumer Finance for Financial Counselors – online/hybrid course designed to arm participants with a strong understanding of consumer finance topics as well as the strategies and techniques needed to effectively provide financial counseling to individuals. Team taught by professionals in finance, financial counseling, personal coaching, local government and communications. Course runs May 28 – July 18 and is offered through the Business and Community Institute at Lansing Community College. Download the Course Information; Enrollment Form; Third Party Billing Form.

MCFE is coordinated by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan and generously supported by the C.S. Mott Foundation.

Want to get your community involved? Check out the archived webinar materials from “Fostering Financial Independence: Local Strategies to Help Residents Increase Financial Stability” on the Financial Empowerment Resources page. View the webinar recording, powerpoint, and Q&A summary.

Updated on April 15, 2014.