Financial Literacy & Counseling
This program is designed to help develop our members' capacity and build a safety net, we provide financial counseling and seminars to assist individuals with money management skills on how to create a budget, build good credit, and access to banking services and secured credit cards. If successful, this program will help members become fiscally solvent and on the road to creating wealth.
Homeownership Seminars & Counseling
This program is designed to provide confidential access to financial counselors to assist members in developing budgets and managing accounts, consolidating debt, avoiding bankruptcy and building credit. We will conduct seminars on how to buy a home, and provide access to a counselor to assist potential buyers through the complete process of owning a home: and access to financing. When put into practice, this strategy will help the community become financially stable and own their homes – for many, homeownership is their only equity
Entrepreneurship & Business Development
This program is designed to assist the African immigrant and low-income communities, in New York, access the services and tools available to achieve gainful employment, start businesses and most importantly grow businesses. We provide direct assistance to members to start and develop their own businesses and create employment that are culturally sensitive and community driven. We will offer job training, skill development, business counseling/support and certifications, and fiscal edification. Recognizing that each participating individual and business will be at a different stage of development, the Pan-African CDI business services department is designed to accommodate the unique circumstances, goals and resources of each participant. Importantly, the business services department will be built around the model of a learning community to ensure that experiences and lessons learned would regularly inform the work of what we do.
Childcare Business Development Program
In partnership with the Business Outreach Center (BOC) and Small Business Services, Pan-African CDI will offer childcare development program, free training for the certification to become childcare providers and assist certified trainees in developing their childcare business. We will assist local childcare providers succeed in establishing a business that provides a living wage, stable employment, and high quality childcare services.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
This program is designed to provide free-income tax preparation in the community. We were certified through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), when implemented, this program will keep tens of millions of dollars in the hands of families. With our financial counseling program, we will advise members to invest and plan for the future.
Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
This program is designed to assist our undocumented immigrant members to apply for individual tax identification number (ITIN). This will allow them to pay their taxes and own businesses.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
This program is designed to assist our memberships to apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as Food Stamps, and advocate for benefits.
Voter Registration & Mobilization
This program is designed to organize and mobilize our members through voter registration to build the capacity of our voices and political capital.