Financial Empowerment

Free Financial Education Opportunities for You!

Britepaths provides many free personal finance learning opportunities to gain the skills necessary to manage your household finances. Our target audience is low to moderate income working adults. However, our financial education offerings are open to all Northern Virginia and Greater Washington DC area residents.

If you want to learn about budgeting, savings, paying down debt, how to improve your credit score, basics of investing, etc., we are here to help!

How do we provide these free opportunities?

Our Financial Empowerment programs are volunteer-driven and have demonstrated an 80% success rate in improving clients’ financial education habits. Through a partnership with the United Way of the National Capital Area and Fairfax County, we manage the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FECSoCo), based in Alexandria. Other services are funded by the Foundation for Financial Planning, Fairfax County, and others.

Our services are mostly offered virtually.

The Financial Empowerment Center's Free Services Include:

  • Financial Coaching, Mentoring and Workshops
  • Workforce Development Coaching, Mentoring, Training and Workshops
  • Tax Preparation Consulting (year-round) and VITA Income Tax Assistance (Jan-Apr)
  • Small Business Consulting and workshops

Get Started:

  • For a free Financial Coaching session, Sign up online, call 703.704.6101 or email
  • To access other Coaching or Consulting sessions or join a WorkshopSign up online, call 703.704.6101 or email
  • Interested in Financial Mentoring? The first step is to have at least one Financial Coaching session. Afterward, a staff member will interview you for the program. The requirements include working 30+ hours a week, and a strong desire to improve your financial situation.

Learn About Upcoming Opportunities: Visit the Google calendar on the FEC services page and join FECSoCo's email list.

Hope to meet you soon!

Financial Literacy Classes



Contact María José Cantoni at 703.704.6101 or contact us.