Press Release – Communities First, Inc. Hosts Making Money Moves Events in Flint, Lansing and Detroit

Access a Free Financial Coach and Get a Personalized Plan to Reach Your Goals

Flint, MI – Communities First, Inc. (CFI) announced its partnership with Maner Costerisan to bring free financial coaching to residents at Money Moves events in Flint, Lansing and Detroit. Money Moves events will occur on Thursday, November 4 from 2 PM – 6 PM at five locations across the state including: 

  • Coolidge Park Apartments Gymnasium (3701 Van Buren Ave, Flint, MI 48503)
  • Berkley Place Apartments (1207 N Ballenger Hwy, Flint, MI 48504)
  • Swayze Court Apartments (313 W Court St, Flint, MI 48502)
  • Philip Dean Apartments (1301 Mary Ave, Lansing, MI 48910)
  • Gray Street Apartments (12805 Kercheval Ave, Detroit MI 48215)

This opportunity is open to all and people can start signing up for a time slot at or by calling (810) 422 – 5358 ext. 1008.

Coaching sessions will focus in on one of the following topics: 

  • Creating and maintaining a budget 
  • How to establish or repair credit
  • Banking 101
  • Managing debt 

Group sessions will also include information on how to spot cyber scams and why it is never a bad time to think about long-term goals (like retirement). CFI’s Chief Strategy Officer, Essence Wilson says “This is a unique opportunity for us to create an open, supportive environment and giving people steps they can implement today.  We have embraced a community wealth building focus and we want every resident to thrive”. 

During the consultation sessions, financial coaches will help participants identify common mistakes, teach practical skills, and work with people to create a personalized action plan. This action plan will provide participants with a series of next steps and a tailored toolkit of resources that will make them easy to implement. Communities First, Inc. staff and volunteers will follow up after the event to make sure all participants have the resources needed to achieve their financial goals. 

Communities First, Inc.

Communities First, Inc. is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation. Headquartered in Flint, CFI serves over 25,000 community members across Michigan and Norther Indiana. CFI’s mission is to build healthy, vibrant communities through economic development, affordable housing, and innovative programming. More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at

Maner Costerisan
Our mission is to enable others to reach potential. We are a full-service public accounting, technology and business consulting firm that has grown into one of the top firms in the Great Lakes region. By investing in our people, they can invest in themselves, in their clients and in their communities. By helping our clients formulate, strategize and realize their vision, they can help our community.

Essence Wilson, Chief Strategy Officer
Communities First, Inc.
415 W.  Court Street
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 422-5358

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Press Release - Communities First, Inc. Hosts Making Money Moves Events in Flint, Lansing and Detroit

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