Financial Opportunity Center opens on Troost

A financial opportunity center just opened on Troost Avenue is joining others around the country help people reach financial stability.

The new center on the Rockhurst University campus is one of 70 nationwide and the first of three that the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) plans to open in Kansas City.

The center helps low- and moderate-income individuals and families increase their net income, credit scores, long-term job retention and net worth over time. Services focus on three primary areas: employment counseling and placement, financial education and coaching, and public benefits access.

The Prosperity Center is a collaborative partnership among Catholic Charities Kansas City-St. Joseph, Kansas City Full Employment Council, Greater Kansas City LISC, Rockhurst University, and United Way of Greater Kansas City.

The center, 5151 Troost Ave., Suite 100, is located in the Rockhurst University North Parking Garage, a multiuse facility with storefronts along Troost intended to serve the surrounding community.

The Prosperity Center will target residents located within the boundaries of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative – Troost Avenue to Highway 71 and 22nd Street to 52nd Street.

The founders of the Prosperity Center offer this evidence that the model has been successful:

  • Nearly 75 percent of participants who commit to working with a financial coach improved their monthly cash flow and net income.
  • It has helped nearly 12,500 people get jobs; enabled nearly 10,000 to increase their net income; and helped more than 6,000 people improve their credit scores – key to greater and more affordable economic options for their families.


All Prosperity Center services are offered free of charge. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 816-501-4239.

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