Prosperity Connection

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Executive Director: Paul Woodruff
Email: pwoodruff@prosperityconnection.org
Address: 3651 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
Website: http://prosperityconnection.org/

Profile:
Prosperity Connection was established in 2010 with the help of St. Louis Community Credit Union. It is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to strengthen the St. Louis region by providing financial education, affordable financial services, resources, and support to low-to-moderate income populations in an effort to improve their standard of living and better their lifestyle.

Prosperity Connection offers free financial coaching and money management education, as well as low-cost banking options for people who cannot open an account or access affordable credit. These key resources make it possible for individuals to earn economic independence. Prosperity Connection opened the Excel Center in 2012 as a dedicated ‘destination point’ to provide free financial education and life skills classes. Located in an economically stressed community, the Excel Center provides its services to clients of numerous non-profits and the community at large. Seminars and one-on-one coaching sessions take place both day and evening, as well as on the weekend to meet the needs of busy families.

Prosperity Connection takes a hands-on approach to learning, engaging its program participants and empowering them to improve their quality of life. The Excel Center’s primary areas of outreach include:

  • Consumer financial and life skills education
  • Health and wellness
  • Continuing education
  • Professional development
  • Business services

Through their course offerings, Prosperity Connection takes a holistic approach to education and empowerment so that families and individuals are equipped with the tools they need to thrive.