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Proudly serving students and members of our community by providing tools and resources to set personal financial goals and paths to achieving financial freedom.
SparkPoint is a program of:
SparkPoint San José is a financial capability program providing students and community members integrated, co-located service providers, who’s mission and common goal is to improve participants financial health. SparkPoint staff provides a holistic approach to ensure that participants overcome financial barriers that directly impact their economic mobility and self-sufficiency.
SparkPoint San José is part of a regional United Way Bay Area network of financial capability centers designed to serve individuals and families who are working to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
SparkPoint Services Provided:
Meet one-on-one with a financial coach who will work with you to create a personalized financial path to achieving your financial goals. Learn how to create spending plans, build savings and plan for expenditures.
Strengthen your employment success by meeting with a career coach who will assist you in creating or updating a resume, practice your interviewing skills, alert you to employment possibilities and much more.
Credit & Debt Coaching
A financial coach with expertise in credit and debt counseling will work with you to understand how credit works, teach you tips to improve credit and/or build credit, review your report to dispute inaccuracies and much more. They can also help with homeownership dreams and debt relief strategies.
Free Legal Clinics
Twice a month, Bay Area Legal Aid, provides a Debtors' Rights Legal Clinic, providing free information and an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an attorney to discuss your consumer legal issues or bankruptcy consideration.
CalFresh Screening & Enrollment
Struggling to put food on the table? We can help, ask us how.
Every month SparkPoint hosts workshops aimed at providing participants valuable information that directly impacts your financial health. Workshops are facilitated by experienced and expert staff. Click here for up-to-date workshops offerings.
“Since I’ve been a part of SparkPoint I have received the proper life skills to strengthen my financial literacy. I find myself budgeting, saving money wisely, and have cleared one of my debts. The confidence that grew from that has encouraged me to spread this resource to others by doing outreach work [as a student at EVC] and I am sincerely grateful for this program.” – Zulma Burgos-Arce, Evergreen Valley College Student