Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation
AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Services (AFES) provides high quality financial services to low income working individuals and families, helping them to improve their financial situation and achieve a greater degree of financial self sufficiency. The program focuses on serving those who have disabilities by placing 8 full time members and 24 half time members at Community Rehabilitation Providers who employ people with disabilities at eight sites across the country. AFES offers free tax preparation, financial literacy classes and Social Security benefits and work incentive education to the site's employees and to the community. The Program focuses on the Economic Opportunity National Focus Area. The Program seeks $257,000 in AmeriCorps funding which will be matched with $373,000 in grantee funds.