SHREVEPORT, La. – Shreveport FCU collaborated with the City of Shreveport Department of Community Development on the new Jewella Whitehouse Financial and Business Empowerment Center, which opened here last week.

The new center, which will house a branch of the credit union, is an Inner City Initiative based on the highly successful model originated by the City of New York's Financial Empowerment Program.

The Jewella Whitehouse Financial and Business Empowerment Center will serve as a financial resource center for individuals, families and small business owners throughout the city of Shreveport. The Center's mission and vision is to empower residents by offering a variety of financial education resources and tools that will place each resident on a path toward positive financial health and prosperity.

The center will focus on assisting small business owners with creating a business plan, initiating financial asset planning and applying for and securing a Micro Business Loan. In addition to a variety of workshops, participants will have access to financial counseling by a certified financial professional.



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