Founded in 2008, Community Financial Literacy (CFL) is a growing 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Portland, Maine. CFL offers financial services, including financial literacy courses, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching, Individual Development Account (IDA), counseling for higher education, small business support, and partnering with other organizations in the area of workforce development. Our services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and low-income individuals in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine.

Our Programs

CFL offers three financial literacy courses, Basic Money Management in America, Saving to Build Wealth and Microfinance…
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The mission of Community Financial Literacy is to enhance the lives of refugee and immigrant communities in Maine by teaching them…
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Our Mission

CFL empowers, through education and counseling, members of refugee and immigrant communities to invest in themselves to build…
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Student’s Testimonials

Testimonials
“This class has changed our behavior towards money, now we’re going to manage wisely our money, and better than before…”
Vistoire Liwanga Bukaka, D.R Congo

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Executive Director’s Year in Review

The Year of 2014 was one of growth for CFL. […]

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Don’t wait, donate!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thank you to everyone for another fantastic year for Community Financial […]