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A one-stop shop for the workforce development and asset building, Restoration's Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH) is a leader in advancing a holistic approach to financial independence, meeting customers where they are in terms of skills and needs.

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Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH) offers a one-stop shop for comprehensive services, including workforce development, personal and family finance, and social supports. Our integrated service model assists adults and youth, individuals and families build economic self-sufficiency through a holistic and client-facing approach. We offer dynamic classes, workshops, one- on-one counseling, and more at no cost to the community.

 

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January 2021

2021 Tax Season

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2021 Tax Season

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tax Season Boot Camp

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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It’s time to file our taxes by April 15, 2021. This workshop will cover key deductions you can use to save money on taxes. Getting started now and make your tax filing go smoother. In this workshop, a Certified Financial Planner from the Financial Planning Association of Metro NY will present key information you should know about filing your taxes. Register Here

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2021 Tax Season

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Keeping Dreams Alive And Other Services

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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  New and past new customers are welcomed to the Economic Solutions Center and introduced/reintroduced to the suite of services and offerings. This session is mandatory for all customers seeking employment services. SUITE OF SERVICES • One-on-One Financial Counseling • Tax Preparation Services • Workforce Development • Youth Enrichment • Adult Education • Free Benefits Screening • On-Site Food Stamp & Medicaid Register Here: Register

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Bed-Stuy Housing Initiative Virtual Owner Resource Fair

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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2021 Tax Season

January 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Keeping Dreams Alive And Other Services

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 23, 2021

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  New and past new customers are welcomed to the Economic Solutions Center and introduced/reintroduced to the suite of services and offerings. This session is mandatory for all customers seeking employment services. SUITE OF SERVICES • One-on-One Financial Counseling • Tax Preparation Services • Workforce Development • Youth Enrichment • Adult Education • Free Benefits Screening • On-Site Food Stamp & Medicaid Register Here: Register

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Discover Your Dream and Career Plan: Career Prep Program (CPP)

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Session 1: Discover your dream & career plan Identify how goal setting and creating a plan for your career can help you achieve your dreams plus learn about high growth sectors and possible alternate career options. Register for Session 1: tinyurl.com/careerpreps1 Session 2: Resume & Job Search Learn how to write an effective resume and make necessary edits that amplify your skills/experience as well as the best online job search strategies to help you find your next step in your…

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Virtual Stress Management Support Group

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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You are not alone. Anxiety and Stress are normal, but even more so during these times of crisis. Join one or more one of weekly virtual psychoeducation groups with our Tracey Little, LCSW and partner from The Family Center Virtual Stress Management Support Group https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89665951567 Meeting ID: 896 6595 1567 One tap mobile +16465588656,,89665951567# US (New York) Wednesday @ 5 PM

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Webinars

Missed one our recent webinars and events, you can still tune in. .
Restoration has introduced a series of webinars and session to help you in navigating your finances and career and identifying the support and services you may need.
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How and Why To Start Investing

August 26, 2020

View the webinar presentation by Tyler Carlton, one of our interns who currently attends Boston College studying biology and chemistry. Before the pandemic, Tyler did not have much experience in finance but, found enjoyment in research of all kinds. Once the pandemic rolled around in March, his plans to work with a research scientist and take courses over the summer were derailed; he found himself at home without much to do. As he was looking around for internship opportunities, he stumbled upon the TV personality Jim Cramer and heard, "Riches are made in recessions" and to believe that the world was ending was "betting against science." Tyler's curiosity spiked; he believed in science because he had an appreciation and understanding of it. Within 3 months, researching between 3 and sometimes 9 hours a day, Tyler racked up an impressive 201% return, beating the market's 40% return in the same time period. He says, "I spent almost 300 hours in the first couple months learning terms, strategies and listening to really smart people about investing. It was not easy... I believe anyone can do it but, only if they are willing to put in the time and effort to learn."

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Managing A Full Time Gig and Your Side Hustle: How to Recession Proof Your Career.

March 31, 2020

(COVID-19)'s spread has pushed us into sudden economic instability and raises the question: How do I continue to grow my career and build wealth?

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Real World Retirement Planning in the Coronavirus Era

March 30, 2020

Real world retirement planning explores the universal reality of retirement, as well as the many savings and investment options individuals can rely on when planning for the future. We will look at what the Coronavirus Crisis means for retirement planning and compare that to traditional financial planning that looks at each stage in a working adult’s professional life – from the twenty-somethings to the final years before retirement.

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Wealth Talk Conversation with Jennifer Jones Austin

February 26, 2020

Listen to our Black History Month Wealth Talk Conversation between Restoration's President Colvin W. Grannum and Jennifer Jones Austin, President of the Federation of the Protestant Welfare Agencies. The national anti-poverty expert and 10 year cancer survivor discusses her work, her book Pure Joy, while sharing the importance of feeling empowered in the midst of challenge and choosing a victor versus victim mindset.

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Jordan Carter, Musician

“I have had an absolutely amazing time consulting the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation for business and financial advice. Pilayne helped me to maneuver losing my job, starting a band, building my credit, and purchasing musical instruments! Over the past few months, I have steadily watched my savings account grow as a result of the budgeting tools Pilayne recommended to me. She was even able to refer me to her amazing colleagues at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation who provided me with even more specific information on managing my band as a business. Most importantly, Pilayne has stressed financial independence by creating multiple streams of income which has been thrust to the forefront of my goals. I recommend everyone in Bed-Stuy meets with someone at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation!”

 

 

 

Bre Johnson, Events & Portrait Photographer

“Hi Pilayne, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well during these unprecedented times. This is Breanna Johnson, one of your clients from the free financial counseling services at Bed-Stuy Restoration. It’s been awhile since we last communicated, maybe sometime in 2018? (time is flying).

I wanted to share with you some good news since our last conversation. First, I want to start off by saying thank you so much for encouraging me to pay off my student loans and teaching me how to budget/track my expenses. Your advice helped me to see the light at the end of the financial tunnel. As of recently, I’m officially debt free and I no longer owe money to any businesses or institutions!! I was able to make my last payment to my student loans sometime last week and I have no pending credit card bills. It feels so good to be debt free and I’m beginning to explore and learn about investing in stocks/bonds and home buying.

It’s funny as I was hitting the submit button to pay off the bill, I instantly thought of you and how happy you would be to know one of your clients beat their financial goals. Your advice helped me so much and I want to say thank you! Looking forward to hearing from you!"