SparkPoint Financial Coaching 

SparkPoint logoSparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC is a community based partnership designed to help individuals become financially sustainable. We help students advance their knowledge on budgeting, credit, and overcoming financial challenges. You'll get the support you need with free financial workshops and coaching!

What are SparkPoint services?

A one stop financial coaching center helping individuals overcome financial challenges – we’re here to help!!!!
Our goal at SparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC is to help you by increasing income, managing credit, and building assets.
ALL services are FREE. Workshops are open to all students. We offer:

  • Individual services
  • Financial coaching
  • Credit coaching
  • Legal services

How to access SparkPoint individualized coaching services:

student onlineIn-person SparkPoint services are available in Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am - 3 pm in the EOPS office suite located on the first floor of the Student Services Center at the Pleasant Hill campus.  

To participate in a Zoom orientation to enroll in SPCC – DVC services or for more information, please email Stacy Hart at   You may also schedule a one-on-one appointment.

SparkPoint coaching services  

Financial Coaching

SparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC provides individuals the opportunity to learn about the benefits of budgeting by working with our financial coach. Students can advance toward their near and long term future goals by getting help in:

  • budgeting,
  • debt management, and
  • learning the basic structures of saving for the future.

A SPCC – DVC financial coach may also help individuals enroll in health coverage programs, such as Contra Costa CARES and Covered California, and enroll in benefits based on eligibility and requirements.

Credit Coaching

Our credit coach at SPCC – DVC understands the importance of good credit and how good credit can positively help you in the long-term.

Work with our credit coach to:

  • obtain your credit report,
  • review the items on your report,
  • learn how to read, build, and improve your credit, and
  • correct any mistakes that may appear on your credit history.
Legal Services

As a one-stop center, SPCC – DVC also works with consumer law attorneys to assist with consumer legal issues or if you are considering bankruptcy. Issues include:

  • identify theft,
  • inaccuracies with credit reports,
  • and concerns with debt collection.
SparkPoint Bay Area Testimonials

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Schedule an Appointment 

In-person appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm in the EOPS suite located on the first floor of the Student Services Center at the Pleasant Hill campus. 

Virtual appointments are available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment contact SparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC via email at or schedule your appointment online.

Didn’t claim your tax credits this tax season?

Make sure you file your taxes! You have until October in California to file and you may be eligible for cash back tax credits to pay for the back-to-school expenses. Free tax prep is available near you.

File online or call the SparkPoint Contra Costa East office for more information. See if you qualify for the Child Tax Credit and/or Earned Income Tax Credit: (925) 252-2331.