Local Financial Literacy Program Community Partners
CESI’s Financial Literacy Outreach and Housing Outreach Programs are conducted through a variety of local partners in our community. We offer free education sessions to any group or agency in need of financial literacy by utilizing trained community educators to conduct sessions based on the needs of each group.
CESI Past and Current Community Partners Include:
- Healing With CAARE Inc.
- Habitat For Humanity Of Wake County
- Junior Achievement of Eastern NC
- Durham Rescue Mission
- eHome America
- NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund
- North Carolina Housing Coalition
- First Citizens Bank
- JumpStart Coalition
- Wake County Public Libraries
- Durham Economic Resource Center
- Salvation Army Wake County
- Community Home Trust
- Volunteers of America Carolinas -- Maple Court Veterans Transitional Housing
- Passage Home
- Bull City Stand Down For Veterans
- Capital Area Stand Down for Veterans
- Chapel Hill Public Library
- East Regional Durham Library
- Southwest Regional Durham Library
- North Regional Durham Library
- Family Promise of Wake County
- Raleigh Immigrant Community Inc
- South Wilmington Street Center
- SouthLight Healthcare
- UNC Graduate Student Center – Diversity & Student Success
- UNC: (CWC) Carolina Women’s Center
- Urban Ministries of Durham
- USCRI NC (U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants)
- Piedmont Health
- Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
If you have an agency or group that would like to become a partner with CESI Solutions please contact us via email.
National Community Partners:
Mission 22 is a non-profit that combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than twenty veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness. Mission 22 provides free treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. For more information, visit mission22.com
Here is what some of our partners have said about our services:
Durham Economic Resource Center
DERC would like to thank you for being such a major part of helping us to rebuild and restore lives in our community. CESI is definitely very valuable partner to our clients our agency and our community.
I would like to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am for the excellent service and dedication the instructors rendered to our clients here at Passage Home. I along with the participants here have been very pleased with the knowledge we gained as a result of their preparedness and dedication to teach here at Passage Home in the area of financial literacy.
The Helen Wright Center for Women
”I am writing on behalf of The Helen Wright Center for Women. The Helen Wright Center is a homeless shelter for single women in Raleigh, North Carolina. I would like to take this opportunity to commend Community Education Services, Inc. (CESI) for their dedication to our population. A lack of financial literacy is a consistent barrier for those seeking to bring themselves out of homelessness. By teaching our clients the skills necessary to obtain and maintain permanent housing, we are not only educating, but also empowering them to succeed. The Financial Literacy course taught by CESI plays a large role in moving women at the Helen Wright Center into self-sufficiency. CESI is certainly an invaluable partner to our clients, our agency, and our community.“
”StepUP Ministry, a Wake County non-profit serving over 500 people a year in job and life skills services, began partnering with CESI in 2009 and the results have been tremendous. First, the quality of our Financial Literacy class has been enhanced. Second, the CESI staff is professional and very knowledgeable in the area of financial literacy and money management. Third, the CESI staff has the unique ability to engage and connect with the population we serve. Finally, CESI has been very helpful in educating our participants on credit and debt issues.“
The Literacy Council of Wake County
“I would love to send you a letter of recommendation on behalf of the Literacy Council of Wake County. CESI did great work for our students by providing financial literacy classes once a week that contained relevant and important information concerning our students’ financial situation.
The lectures were professional but not intimidating and students felt that they were able to ask questions. All questions were answered in a fashion that made them understandable, even to those who had very little financial or economic knowledge.
The speakers were always friendly and professional. And we certainly enjoyed working with everyone at CESI. Again, we would recommend their services, which I think should be utilized by more organizations wishing to share financial knowledge with their clients. We had a great experience with CESI and would look forward to working with them again.”