Financial Education Classes
YWCA Financial Literacy classes, focused on women’s needs, will be facilitated by trained volunteers from our community partners. Those partners include financial institutions, not-for-profit agencies, and educational institutions.
Participants must have the desire to take the next step toward setting and achieving financial goals. They will have completed the Financial Self-Sufficiency Calculator or they will have responded to an invitation from the YWCA.
YWCA Financial Literacy Training will involve 12 one-hour workshops in which participants learn about setting financial goals, budgeting, using credit, banking services, tax credits, predatory lending, community resources, reading pay check stubs, effective savings habits and developing assets. Workshops begin with fundamentals and build on skills learned previously and practiced by participants using the tools they have acquired.
The YWCA strives to partner with existing successful financial literacy courses already available to the community while conducting the Financial Empowerment program’s comprehensive curriculum.
To find out more about financial literacy courses or to inquire about volunteering to teach a course, please contact Kate Gaines.