FINANCIAL EDUCATOR’S NETWORK

What is the F.E.N.?

The Snohomish County Financial Educator’s Network (SCFEN) is a subcommittee of the Snohomish County Asset Building Coalition (SCABC).  The SCABC has made financial education a priority since 2010, providing a collaborative environment for staff from the social service community and Coalition membership, to network, share strategies, resources and create opportunities for partnership in the delivery of services. The primary goals of our monthly SCFEN meeting is to provide trainings, information,  resources and networking opportunities that frontline staff can use and to “un-silo” the provider community.  With contributions from SCABC membership entities that include public and private financial expertise, public and non-profit housing and other service providers (see membership tab), we endeavor to:

  • Integrate financial empowerment, education, resources, throughout the provider community
  • Increase access for low to moderate income families to free, high quality financial education
  • Strengthen ties between providers and look for collaborative opportunities
  • Enhance both best practice and capacity in the field by providing current training to providers
  • Increase the use and efficiency of offerings produced by the SCABC, i.e. Financial Health Assessment Tool (FHAT), BankOn, Free Tax Prep, IDA’s, training opportunities (Financial Coaching, Train the Trainer, etc.).

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

The SCFEN strives to make the delivery of financial education more efficient and effective by sharing resources and information, and permitting private and public partners to be confident in the quality of services provided, allowing them to make referrals for their staff and members of the community interested in expanding their financial knowledge.  Our work through providing frontline staff with relevant financial training at our monthly meetings will increase the financial capabilities of those we serve.

HISTORY:

The Snohomish County Financial Educator’s Network (SCFEN), founded in 2010, is a subcommittee of the Snohomish County Asset Building Coalition (SCABC). The SCABC has made financial education and professional development a priority, providing a collaborative environment for staff from the social service community and Coalition membership, to network, share strategies, resources and create opportunities for partnership in the delivery of services. The primary goals of our monthly SCFEN meetings are to provide trainings, resources and networking opportunities that frontline staff can use and to “un-silo” the provider community.

To view our upcoming meeting offerings, or to access information and resources from past trainings, please visit the Meetings & Workshops tab. For any other information, or to join the FEN, contact Steve Creed: steve.creed@uwsc.org.

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