Green Mountain United Way would like to congratulate a new cohort of recently certified K.E.E.P. Financial Coaches. These individuals passed the Introduction to Financial Coaching Course with Green Mountain United Way at Capstone Community Action in December and are now working toward integrating financial coaching practices into the work they do at their nonprofit organizations.
K.E.E.P. Financial Coaching is a program of Green Mountain United Way where nonprofit, client-facing staff are training in the emerging practice of Financial Coaching. This work helps clients learn to set and achieve their financial goals. Through the program, both coaches and their nonprofit organizations receive ongoing support from United Way, peer-to-peer support from nearly 80 financial coaches throughout Vermont, and ongoing education opportunities provided by experienced community partners, in addition to the initial financial literacy and coaching training they took to become certified.
Congratulations to these new K.E.E.P. Financial Coaches and the agencies, organizations, and clients they serve:
- Michelle Clark Green Mountain United Way
- Nicole DiDomenico Norwich University, Global Community Initiatives, Rotary
- Pattie Dupuis Downstreet Housing & Community Development
- Faith Foley Burlington Housing Authority
- Laura Furber Hunger Mountain Coop
- Morgan Gray Vermont State Housing Authority
- Lindsey Hedges Steps to End Domestic Violence
- Sarah Kenney Umbrella
- Tamera Pariseau State of Vermont – DCF/Economic Services
- Telma Patterson Vermont State Housing Authority
- Liz Walsh The Drawing Board, EM Walsh Bookkeeping
- Mary Wilson Vermont State Housing Authority
“We are really excited about the breadth of experience our financial coaches bring to this program and to one another. They work across the sectors serving Vermonters and bring an incredible amount of professional knowledge to one another through this program. The one thread that brings them together is that the Vermonters they serve struggle with financial insecurity. By empowering these professionals as financial coaches, those they serve will benefit from this shared knowledge and the resources they now have access to,” offered Tawnya Kristen, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way
“Becoming a Financial Coach has given me the tools I need to help people see that big dreams start with a little savings,” offered Ramsey Papp, Family Development Specialist at Capstone Community Action and K.E.E.P. Financial Coach.
For more information about K.E.E.P. Financial Coaches, go to gmunitedway.org/our-work/income/keep or call Green Mountain United Way at 802-613-3989.