Partnership Offers Financial Counseling for Credit Union Members
PLANO, TEXAS (Aug. 2, 2021) – Cornerstone Foundation is partnering with GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit organization, to provide a holistic financial education and counseling program to credit unions and their members in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
True to its “people helping people” philosophy and its mission of “empowering people to improve their financial well-being,” Cornerstone Foundation is dedicated to helping credit unions make a difference in the lives of the members and communities they serve.
GreenPath’s mission is to empower people to lead financially healthy lives. As a Preferred Financial Capability Service Provider, GreenPath will partner with mission-aligned credit unions to offer a program to engage their members and provide access to free, one-on-one financial counseling, debt management services, and financial education resources.
“Cornerstone Foundation’s mission closely aligns with GreenPath’s,” said Cornerstone Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. “Like the Foundation, GreenPath’s guiding principle is to put people at the center of everything they do. Empathy coaching, human-centered design, and behavioral economics practices anchor their work for meeting the needs of credit union members.”
“Credit unions who are concerned about the financial health of their members are now in a better position to provide resources to help them make informed decisions for a bright financial future,” added Moran. “We are excited to bring GreenPath’s robust and comprehensive, client-centered counseling services to our member credit unions in the Cornerstone region.”
GreenPath counselors assess an individual or family’s entire financial picture and identify options that make it easier to plan for a financially healthy future. Caring, certified experts deliver debt counseling to help people manage credit card and consumer debt. GreenPath’s housing counseling includes foreclosure prevention services, rental counseling, homebuyer preparation assistance, and reverse mortgage counseling. GreenPath counselors also provide free student loan counseling.
GreenPath’s financial counseling is free, confidential, and designed to help ease financial stress. Additionally, GreenPath offers robust educational resources to connect with people in the ways they prefer to learn.
“The Cornerstone Foundation family now has access to caring, judgment-free counseling that strengthens financial wellness at every step of the financial journey,” said Kristen Holt, president and CEO of GreenPath Financial Wellness. “As a national nonprofit in service for more than 60 years, GreenPath is ready to help those seeking guidance through our team of HUD-certified Housing Counselors and NFCC certified credit counselors.”
GreenPath Financial Wellness is a national nonprofit that has empowered people to manage their debt, buy and remain in their homes, and lead financially healthy lives for 60 years. As one of the largest financial counseling agencies in the nation, GreenPath has assisted millions of people with education and products in debt and credit management, student loans, homeownership, and foreclosure prevention. Headquartered in Michigan, GreenPath and its affiliates work directly with individuals, banks, credit unions and employer partners across the U.S. from more than 35 locations and through phone access and online tools. GreenPath is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Michigan Diversity Council, Texas Diversity Council, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. To learn more, visit Greenpath Financial Wellness.
The Cornerstone Foundation is the 501(c)(3) public charity of the Cornerstone League. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting financial capability programs for youth and adults, providing access to professional development for credit union staff and volunteers, and offering financial relief for credit union staff when disaster strikes. The Cornerstone Foundation receives financial support from credit unions, corporate partners, individuals, the Cornerstone League, Cornerstone Resources, and grants from other foundations. Learn more on the Cornerstone Foundation’s website.