Learn more about our team of Free, Professional, Financial Counselors here!
What do our Financial Counselors do, and how can they help you?
The Racine FEC’s free financial counselors are here to help residents with anything finance-related. They are professionally trained and certified. All the counseling they provide to Racine residents is 100% free, confidential, secure, and one-on-one. They can help you with budgeting, savings, banking, paying down debt, building and improving credit scores, and connecting to services and resources.. Our counselors are also knowledgeable about student loans, retirement accounts, and more. If you’re struggling to pay down debt, dreaming of owning a house, a car, or starting a business, or just looking for more cushion in your monthly budget, the Racine FEC’s free financial counselors are here to help!
Program Manager for the FEC and Racine Program Manager for Housing Resources, Inc.
My name is Dasheika Kidd and I am the Program Manager for the new Racine Financial Empowerment Center. I lead a staff of two professionals who are committed to helping city residents build generational wealth through financial counseling and education. I was born and raised in the city of Racine and have always been very passionate about educating my community. I am a third-generation homeowner and was taught at an early age about the importance of education, credit, and homeownership. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Parkside graduating with a double major in May 2002. I am a proud mother and member of the Racine community. I am excited to be a part of this great initiative that will help provide financial stability to our city residents.
Hello, my name is Curtis Szymczak. I am a financial counselor here at the Financial Empowerment Center in Racine, WI. I have lived my entire life in Racine and want to help my community grow and prosper. My goal is to provide a safe environment to help you to achieve your financial goals and dreams. I look forward to helping all walks of life to achieve their financial goals, dreams, and financial awareness to help strengthen and grow our community for today and tomorrow, together. My background is in community banking, service, and sales. These past experiences and the extensive training I’ve received to be a Financial Counselor have taught me valuable financial lessons that I want to share with those who need it. I look forward to getting to know you, and working towards your financial success.
My name is Shasta Williams. I’m proud to be a Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC)’s financial counselor. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and I’ve lived in the City of Racine for 11 years. I’m the mother of two children. I have over 15 years in public service, which I love. I believe in my community and am committed to helping Racine residents learn and become empowered through financial education and coaching. I’m looking forward to helping all of my clients achieve their financial goals.