Three initiatives, each focused on serving low- to moderate-income individuals in the Kansas City region, consolidated this summer to achieve a broader reach and better outcomes.
The three initiatives are KC CASH Coalition (tax preparation), Fair Community Credit (small dollar loans) and Bank On Save Up Kansas City (starter bank accounts and financial education).
The three groups believe combining efforts will allow a more effective and comprehensive approach to families wanting to take the "next step" to financial stability.
Another advantage is the initiatives shared some some directors in common and support from many of the same funders.
Next Step KC will be able to offer a broader range of services, products and financial education throughout the entire year.
Delilah Hicks is the interim executive director. Adam LaBoda is president.