Financial Empowerment & Basic Needs Support
Do you want to learn more about budgeting and financial wellness? Do you need free groceries or help navigating a housing emergency? SparkPoint helps you secure your financial and basic needs so you can be your best self and thrive in school!
SparkPoint students can set up personalized financial coaching sessions to learn more about budgeting, credit, debt, and creative ways to expand your budget, like grabbing free groceries free groceries on campus and accessing public benefits.
What does SparkPoint offer?
SparkPoint offers free financial coaching to students! Schedule a one-on-one financial coaching appointment with our friendly SparkPoint Coordinator to:
- Set financial goals
- Learn how to build a budget and track your spending
- Increase your savings
- Improve your credit
- Reduce your debt
Students need a healthy variety of food to thrive in school. Students can pick up a box of FREE groceries on campus every week! In partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, SparkPoint offers:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Milk, cheese and eggs
- Shelf items
Personal care can be expensive! Pick up essential care products at SparkPoint to maximize your budget.
Kits are available for pick up at the SparkPoint Free Grocery located in Building 17.
- Personal care products - Shampoo, conditioner, dental care products, deodorant, etc.
- House hold essentials - Laundry detergent, toilet paper
CalFresh provides FREE grocery money to qualified applicants every month. Book a CalFresh appointment to see if you qualify and to start your application!
SparkPoint at CSM
Center for Equity, Leadership and Community Building 17, Room 154
|Mon-Thu||9 am - 4 pm||In Person|
|Fri||9 am - 2 pm||Virtual|
May 20-26, 2023
May 29, 2023
June 12, 2023