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Neighborhood House receives $10K grant from Ameren

PEORIA, Ill. - Neighborhood House is going to expand its Financial Literacy and Workforce Development programs.

It's all thanks to a $10,000 Ameren Cares grant, the nonprofit received on Wednesday.

"With this Ameren Cares grant, we can bring on an additional coach to help with case management and make sure our clients get specialized coaching and education," says Roberta English, the COO of Neighborhood House. "We are looking forward to increasing the number of clients in our program and to help them succeed professionally and financially long-term."

In 2017, Neighborhood House was able to serve 40 clients with one part-time financial coach. Of those clients, 20 obtained jobs, 10 improved their credit score, and 5 increased net worth. 

With additional funding in place, Neighborhood House will continue to serve the 61605 area, as well as expand programming to Tazewell County's Richland Community and area high schools. 

"We are proud to continue supporting Neighborhood House," says President of Ameren Illinois Richard Mark. "Programs like their Workforce Development initiative empower individuals through education and improve their financial situation," he says. "These things are key to building strong, resilient communities."

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