HomeFree-USA launched the Center for Financial Advancement™ pilot at Fisk University in October 2017.
WHY SHOULD I APPLY?
The Center for Financial Advancement®, a financial skill-building, and homeownership empowerment program at select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that.
WHATS IN IT FOR ME?
There are three levels of participation that members of the Center for Financial Advancement® can commit to:
Level 1 Learner 1
The CFAU Leaner® Subscription is for individuals who would like to learn, stay informed of events and engagement opportunities hosted by the Center for Financial Advancement®. Learner engagement opportunities include Financial Training sessions, Free Access to Center for Financial Advancement® Community Events, HomeFree-USA Homeownership Events,
Access to Free Financial Readiness Homeownership Consultation and Professional Success/Career Opportunities (Limited). Learners are eligible for exclusive drawings.
Level 2 Scholar Learn to Earn Opportunity
The CFAU® Scholar is the core academic of the Center for Financial Advancement®. CFAU® Scholars participate in a 10-month (July April) curriculum with diverse items organized into a
Fall and Spring Scorecard. Each scorecard is focused on four pillars: Financial Readiness, Professional Development, Personal Development, Homeownership Guidance. Scholars have free exclusive access to all Center for Financial Advancement® events and sponsored educational tools and materials. Scholars receive a stipend per semester using a pay for performance model. CFA Scholars are new to the program and can apply during their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year. CFA Scholars have access to internships and jobs with CFAU funding partners. CFAU Scholars travel to the Centralized Money4Life Leadership Conference with scholars from all CFAU schools. Returning scholars are encouraged to volunteer as mentors after their first year.
Level 3 Ambassador Learn to Earn and Economic Wellness Advocate Opportunity w/ Stipend
The CFAU Ambassador® is the top distinction of the Center for Financial Advancement®. High performing CFAU Scholars can apply to become a CFAU Ambassador. CFAU Ambassadors® are leaders and brand ambassadors who participate in a 10-month community financial development program with diverse opportunities to organize and develop their HBCU campus and community. CFAU Ambassadors® work with CFAU Leaders to promote Financial Readiness, Professional Development, Personal Development, and Homeownership Guidance to their community. Ambassadors have free exclusive access to all Center for Financial Advancement® events, sponsored educational tools and materials, and sponsored certification courses. Ambassadors are highly recommended for new career opportunities with CFAU® sponsors. Ambassadors receive a stipend per semester for their engagement. CFAU Ambassadors travel to the Centralized Money4Life Leadership Conference with scholars from all CFAU schools.