About Us2018-06-19T13:49:10+00:00

About Us

The Whatcom Asset Building Coalition (WABC) is a community collaboration supporting financial self-sufficiency through education and advocacy.  We are one of 19 Asset Building Coalitions in Washington state and we are a member of the Washington Asset Building Coalition.

Mission

Foster collaboration in the community to increase the financial stability of people in Whatcom County.

Coalition Goals

  • Increase cooperation and mutual support among agencies and individuals working to address financial stability and financial literacy needs.
  • Facilitate widespread knowledge about existing financial resources, both for people in need and the organizations that are trying to help.
  • Raise community awareness about the need for asset building and encourage community support for strategies to address the problem.
  • Increase awareness of and participation in the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Steering Committee Members

Emily Hermansen
Emily Hermansen
Opportunity Council
emily_hermansen@createhousing.org
360-734-5121 ext. 236
Jessica Hilburn
Jessica Hilburn
Seattle Goodwill
jessica.hilburn@seattlegoodwill.org
360-738-0483
Anastasia Polda
Anastasia Polda
Opportunity Council
anastasia_polda@oppco.org
360-734-5121 ext. 223
Lisa Sohni
Lisa Sohni
Opportunity Council
lisa_sohni@oppco.org
360-734-5121 ext. 224
Katherine Freimund
Katherine Freimund
Whatcom Literacy Council
director@whatcomliteracy.org
360-752-8678