Coalition for Economic Opportunity

The mission of the Coalition for Economic Opportunity (CEO) is to enhance access to fair, reasonable and just financial services for low- and moderate-income members of the community. CEO was formed to provide a community-based alternative to predatory lending in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and surrounding counties.

CEO provides an alternative loan service. This low-interest loan helps people avoid the cycle of debt that can result from payday and car title loans. Loans are available on six-month or one-year terms, up to $650 per client. Over 100 loans have benefited people by paying for car repairs, paying off high-cost loans, providing security deposits, offering small business start-up costs, and more.

Coalition for Economic Opportunity Board of Directors
Will Brown
Joey Conover, President
Emily Dreyfus, Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC)
Carlton Gregory, Financial Institution Representative
Corbin Hargraves
Barbara Jacques
Ray Klein, Treasurer
Linda McGee
Peter Perdue, Vice President
Michael Shaffer
Karen T. White, Financial Institution Representative

For more information or to make a donation:

To apply for a loan, learn more about the Coalition for Economic Opportunity’s affordable loan (up to $650 per person) or for other information call 434-260-1895. 

To make a donation, please send your check made payable to the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC), CEO’s fiscal agent to: 
P.O. Box 2563
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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