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.
The YWCA’s financial education classes are free and open to the public. Upcoming classes include:
YWCA Financial Education: This class offers core financial education including credit and debt management, budgeting and expense tracking, savings and tax credits. To register, contact Financial Coach Charlene Hurst at 817-841-7946. The class is sponsored by Chase and takes place Saturday, April 5 at the YWCA Polytechnic Family Center, 3401 Avenue I in Fort Worth.
Empowering Your Credit Score: This class offers core financial education with an emphasis on credit payoff strategies and understanding your credit score. To register, contact Financial Coach Sean Fanning at 817-841-6949. Class takes place Wednesday, April 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the YWCA 512 W. 4th St.
Building Assets for Success: This class offers core financial education with an emphasis on savings and building assets (such as buying a home). To register, contact Financial Coach Sean Fanning at 817-841-6949. Class takes place Monday, April 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the YWCA Downtown, 512 W. 4th St.
Empowering Your Education: This class focuses on securing financial aid and grants to assist participants in paying for college. To register, contact Financial Coach Renee Griggs 817-841-0867. Class takes place Monday, April 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the YWCA Downtown, 512 W. 4th St.
To find out more about financial literacy courses or to inquire about volunteering to teach a course, please contact Kate Gaines.