What I do
My name is Jonathan Ortiz, and I am a Financial Counselor at Phipps Neighborhoods Financial Empowerment Center. For over six years, I have helped New York City residents rise above poverty by empowering them with information that impacts the way they manage their finances. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty that 95% of our Financial Empowerment Center clients face.
As a Financial Counselor, I support my clients in reviewing their credit to help them work towards attaining an apartment, and I work with them to create a budget so they are able to buy food and pay bills.
Why I work at Phipps Neighborhoods
Helping others has always been an integral part of who I am. It is something that I love to do and embrace on a daily basis. The financial counseling we provide helps our clients get ahead in life. At Phipps Neighborhoods, we are crisis managers and social workers, who are furthering the mission of helping our communities rise above poverty. Who wouldn’t want to be part of an organization that values your time and commitment to the bigger picture? I am glad to be a part of this great team.
Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to represent Phipps Neighborhoods and the Financial Empowerment Center several times on Telemunodo New York. By sharing my opinion as an expert on subjects ranging from identity theft to helping New Yorkers with New Year’s resolutions, we have been able to reach more members of our community and provide them with the resources they need to improve their lives.
About the Financial Empowerment Center
Phipps Neighborhoods’ Financial Empowerment Center provides confidential, one-on-one counseling for individuals who need tools and support to better manage their finances. Trained counselors help clients identify their financial challenges and guide them in addressing bad credit, paying down debt, and improving financial habits.