Evergreen Goodwill – GED Test Prep / High School Diploma+

Olympic College – GED Test Prep / High School Diploma+

Kitsap Community Resources – GED Test Prep

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency – Workforce Development assists tribal members with GED completion

Western Washington University Poulsbo – Degrees in Business Administration, Cybersecurity, Environmental Studies

Western Washington University Bremerton – Degrees in Early Childhood Education

Olympic College – Associate and Bachelor degrees across a variety of programs

Northwest Indian College Port Gamble S’Klallam – Associate in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor degrees in Tribal Governance, Native Studies, and Native Environmental Science

Washington Student Achievement Council – Introduction to Financial Aid

Graduate Strong – Scholarships 101 and A-Z of Financial Aid

Evergreen Goodwill – Computer basics, resume writing and interview practice

Worksource Kitsap – Hiring events and resume/interview workshops

Sound Works Job Center – Help to prepare for and find meaningful employment including interview training and writing professional resumes.

Business Education Support & Training (BE$T) – 8-week business basics program

Northwest Business Training Center – Business Bootcamp

Matchstick Lab Micro Business Accelerator – Support for startup founders and small business owners who are ready to take their business to the next level

Olympic College – Learn more about the Associate Controls Specialist Apprenticeship and Industrial Trades Technician Apprenticeship

Kitsap Building Association – Builder Grant Program provides anyone between the ages of 18- 25 paid fulltime six-week internships teamed up with a trade mentor in the home construction industry focusing on carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painting & coatings

Northwest Laborers Employers Training Trust – Paid on-the-job training and supplemental classroom training along with free housing and meals

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries – Find an apprenticeship program by county.

Department of Social and Health Services – Food and cash assistance

Washington Connection – Prescreening and application to see what programs or services you or your family may be qualified to receive

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Assists people with disabilities to prepare for, secure, maintain, advance in, or regain employment

Working Families Tax Credit – A Washington State tax credit from the Department of Revenue

Earned Income Tax Credit – A Federal tax credit from the Internal Revenue Service

Retirement Savings Contributions Credit – A Federal tax credit to promote saving for retirement

American Financial Solutions – Save2Build loans for $300 which go into a locked savings account and are repaid over 12 months

Self Credit Builder Loan – Small dollar loan given after payments have been made

Kitsap Credit Union Share Secure Loan – Low interest loan using funds pledged from your savings

Peninsula Credit Union – PayDay Alternative loan

Navy Federal Credit Union – Secured credit card backed by your savings

Peninsula Credit Union – Shared secured card to establish or repair damaged credit, and is secured by your own funds

Connection Credit Union – Low rate unsecured credit card

Washington State Housing Finance Commission – Home buying classes offered locally in person and virtually

Habitat for Humanity – Build and own an affordable home

Housing Kitsap Mutual Self Help – Build and own an affordable home

Community Frameworks – Down Payment Assistance, Homebuyer Education, Pre-Purchase Counseling, and Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program

Small Business Development Center – Discover opportunities, overcome roadblocks, improve operations, or scale-up with local business advisors

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance – Resource hub and Apex Accelerator program connecting business owners to government bidding and subcontracting opportunities

Kitsap Credit Union – Business loans and lines of credit

Kitsap Bank – SBA small business loans

Paid Family and Medical Leave – Up to 12 weeks paid time off for you or to care for a family member

Disability Insurance – Supplemental insurance coverage for short-term and long-term disability pays a percentage of wages if unable to work for a period of time due to sickness or injury

Renters Insurance – A renters policy can provide protection for your furniture and personal possessions against losses such as fire, vandalism, and theft

Homeowners Insurance – Protects your home and personal belongings from damage caused by various perils and covers repairs

Peninsula Community Health Services – Enrollment navigators for Washington Health Plan Finder

Molina Healthcare Apple Health (Medicaid) – Free or low-cost health care

Kitsap Legal Services – Help with consumer fraud including advice on credit card and medical debt

Office of the Attorney General – Safeguards consumers from fraud and unfair business practices

American Financial Solutions – No cost foreclosure counseling by HUD-certified counselors

Washington Homeowner Assistance Fund – Housing counselors available via the Homeownership Hotline at 1-877‐894‐4663

Everyone wants a chance to live up to their potential. We want the opportunity to break through barriers, conquer challenges and make our lives, our families’ lives and our communities better because of our effort.

When you are financially empowered, you are both informed and skilled. You know where to get help with your financial challenges and can access and choose financial products and services that meet your needs. This sense of empowerment can build confidence that you can effectively use your financial knowledge, skills, and resources to reach your goals.

The role of the Asset Building Coalition is to coordinate and expand the effort to increase financial literacy, assets, net worth and financial stability for Kitsap residents.

We envision a strong community where hardworking Kitsap County residents have access to the financial tools and incentives they need to achieve their dreams.

We partner with other organizations who share the Coalition’s mission and provide resources and training in the following areas:

Conduct free financial education classes for Kitsap County residents

Outreach unbanked and underbanked community residents

Help obtain free credit reports and credit counseling assistance

Assist with finding home ownership education and resources

Opportunities to learn about starting or growing a business

Connect to resources for job skills and career readiness training programs

Educate on free tax preparation assistance and tax credits

Educational support and resources for underserved low income students

Attend a small group workshop or class on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit, banking, planning for financial uncertainty and hardships.

The Asset Building Coalition of Kitsap coordinates county wide workshops and classes that are intended to be flexible and convenient. Classes are arranged at local libraries, community centers, parents groups, schools, housing sites, and even staff training events. We aim to serve all of Kitsap County including Kingston, Poulsbo, Suquamish, Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and surrounding areas. All workshops and classes are led by knowledgeable professionals in Kitsap County who are Asset Building Coalition members.

Contact us if your organization would like to host a financial education program facilitated by the Asset Building Coalition at your location.