NFCC® Welcomes Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI) as Newest Member

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CESI joins the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to become a part of the nation’s largest and longest serving network of nonprofits dedicated to financial well-being.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

As many Americans remain under increasing financial pressure from student loans and high-interest credit card debt, CESI joins the NFCC member network that is working to create a stable financial future for those currently struggling to reach their goals.

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) proudly announces the addition of its newest member, Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI). As a nonprofit provider of comprehensive financial education, the mission of CESI is closely aligned with other organizations that comprise the national network of NFCC members.

“We are pleased to welcome CESI as the newest member of the NFCC,” said Susan C. Keating, president and CEO of the NFCC. “Their organization demonstrates a deep commitment to financial education. As many Americans remain under increasing financial pressure from student loans and high-interest credit card debt, CESI will join the NFCC member network that is working to create a stable financial future for those currently struggling to reach their goals.”

A recognized leader in the field of nonprofit financial counseling and education since 1998, CESI has assisted more than 400,000 people, helping individuals and families overcome challenges to achieve financial stability and independence. They provide a wide range of services that include financial education, debt management, housing counseling, student loan solutions, and much more.

“We are thrilled to join with the mission of NFCC,” said Dr. Diane Chen, CESI’s CEO. “Our passion for assisting consumers achieve financial capability aligns closely with the work the NFCC is promoting nationwide. We are proud to be associated with the tireless leadership the NFCC has given to our industry for more than 60 years.”

As a new member, CESI will maintain accreditation by the Council on Accreditation, Inc. (COA). COA is an independent third-party not-for-profit accrediting organization that has reviewed more than 1,500 social service programs to ensure compliance with rigorous best-practice standards. All NFCC member agencies must be re-accredited by COA every four years. The NFCC is also recognized within the sector, and by creditors, for its trademarked Counselor Certification Program. All NFCC certified counselors must be employed by an agency of the NFCC member network, and must complete the NFCC’s comprehensive training program to ensure they are prepared to serve as objective financial advocates and provide quality education and assistance to consumers.

About the NFCC

Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) is the nation's first and largest nonprofit dedicated to improving people's financial well-being. With a national network of member offices serving 50 states and Puerto Rico, our NFCC® Certified Credit Counselors are financial advocates, empowering millions of consumers to take charge of their finances through one-on-one financial reviews that address credit card debt, student loans, housing decisions and overall money management. Make one of the best financial decisions of your life. For expert guidance and advice, call (800) 388-2227 or visit http://www.nfcc.org today.

About Consumer Education Services Inc. (CESI)

CESI is a not-for-profit organization that helps consumers achieve financial freedom by offering a complete life cycle of services: credit counseling, debt management, student loan counseling, HUD-certified housing counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, and bankruptcy counseling. For more information, please visit http://www.CesiSolutions.org or call (866) 484-5373.

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