Raleigh, NC, August 07, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Professional athletes have a tremendous impact in their communities. Adults follow them. Children look up to them. In addition, the foundations sponsored by professional athletes help tens of thousands of people through a variety of programs. So in an effort to provide credit counseling services to more families struggling with debt, the national nonprofit CESI Debt Solutions is partnering with United Athletes Foundation (UAF) to make financial literacy materials available through UAF sponsored community events and camps in addition to the foundations sponsored by individual athletes.
“Surveys show 95% of past and current clients have improved their spending habits and paid off their debt so we know our program works,” says Neil Ellington, executive vice president of CESI Debt Solutions. “We are excited our partnership with UAF will introduce our services to new communities and we look forward to helping counsel clients about how to pay off their debts as well as develop better money management practices.”
In addition to providing CESI Debt Solutions’ financial education materials to those attending UAF sponsored events, information is also available on the UAF website, http://www.cesidebtsolutions.org/2011/07/uaf-partners-with-cesi-debt-solutions-for-free-program-bringing-financial-freedom/.
CESI certified counselors will evaluate each client’s income, living expenses and outstanding debt. Counselors then tailor a solution to every client’s needs, including a customized budget along with ongoing counseling and education programs. CESI counselors also work with creditors to negotiate better rates as part of the plan to help the client get out of debt. Lower interest rates can help clients pay back their debt faster.
The United Athletes Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization created in 2008 by a group of professional athletes whose mission is to empower athletes to understand their unique role to impact communities through education and social development. To date there are more than 90 professional athletes associated with the UA Foundation including members of the NFL, NBA, MLB, WNBA and professional boxing.
CESI counselors are certified within 6 months of employment by agencies such as the Association for Financial Counseling Planning and Education (AFCPE), the National Institute for Financial Education (NIFE), and the Center for Financial Certifications. CESI provides one-on- one credit counseling six days a week.
About CESI Debt Solutions:
CESI Debt Solutions is a not-for-profit organization for consumers who want financial freedom. CESI offers a complete life cycle of services: debt management, housing counseling, credit counseling, financial education and pre-bankruptcy counseling. Since its inception in 1998, CESI has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide improve their money management skills as well as credit and debt responsibilities. For more information, please visit www.cesidebtsolutions.org.