CreditBuilder flyer SparkPoint at Skyline College is currently enrolling students in the Secured Credit Builder Program, which provides match funding on a $40 down payment so that they can receive a $200 secured credit card.  Establishing good credit is crucial for finding housing, getting employment, buying a car, buying a house or even starting a business.  This program gives students access to a safe credit option while also providing financial education and support, so that they can learn and practice positive financial behaviors that will build their credit effectively.

In 2015, the Secured Credit Builder Program reached its capacity by enrolling 30 students, but with the support of our partner organizations Community Financial Resources and Achieving the Dream, we have been able to expand the program for 2016 and there are still limited spots available!

If you or any other students are interested in learning more about this program, please visit SparkPoint at Skyline College in Bldg. 1, Room 1214 or call (650) 738-7035 or email

Article and Photo by Chad Thompson