The West Central Texas Center for Economic Opportunity, provides free tax preparation services, student financial aid information, small business support, financial literacy courses and helps people buy a home, advance their education or start a business through Individual Development Accounts.
For a list of upcoming classes, presented by First Financial Bank click here. For information on Center services, please call the Center at (325) 672-8980 or visit their office at 1102 North 3rd in downtown Abilene.
The Center is part of a Community Initiative led by the United Way of Abilene in partnership with Dodge Jones Foundation to help promote financial stability and independence for area families. Through financial literacy courses and Individual Development Accounts (IDA), the Center is able to provide individuals who meet certain qualifications with a match grant that can be used to purchase a home, further their education, or start a small business. The map below shows 90+ homes that have been purchased with IDA grants.