When Jennifer Roman enrolled in Urban Upbound’s Jobs-Plus program, she had been unemployed for two years and was overwhelmed with her student loan debt and other aspects of her financial situation. Jennifer took full advantage of the suite of programs Urban Upbound offers to assist individuals in reaching their employment and financial goals.
After participating in the Jobs-Plus program, Jennifer obtained full time employment. She also worked with an Urban Upbound financial counselor to apply to the Loan Rehabilitation Program and was able to get her loans out of default status. Jennifer also received support in establishing a budget and a savings plan.
Furthemore, Jennifer filed her taxes with Urban Upbound’s free tax program where a professional tax preparer secured the Earned Income Tax Credit she was eligible for. As a result, Jennifer opened an affordable savings account with Urban Upbound’s Federal Credit Union and has saved over $9,500.
Jennifer’s financial goals have evolved into investing her money and developing a retirement plan.
” I came to Urban Upbound in search of financial stability. I found not only counseling, but also commitment and constant encouragement. Urban Upbound has dedicated its services to provide me with the tools necessary to reach my goals.” –Jennifer Roman