Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

April 3, 2013
Media Contact:
Robin Robinowitz
Urban Affairs Coalition





Philadelphia, PA, April 2 – In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, the Community and Economic Development Division of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) is hosting workshops in April to teach Philadelphians - young and old - how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. The presentations cover an array of topics, highlighting the importance of financial capability and equipping participants with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions.

Kicking off Financial Literacy Month, UAC will partner with Change 4a Dollar to speak to parents regarding the importance of teaching children financial education on April 1 at Bluford Elementary School. Shayna Lear, program manager, UAC will give the presentation.

On April 11, UAC will host a Money Management Workshop for Ready, Able and Willing homeless residents in South Philadelphia. It will be led by Shayna Lear, program manager, UAC.

On April 13, a financial education workshop will be presented by Cherisse Wynne, realtor, City Space and Shayna Lear, program manager, UAC, during the Juanita Kidd Stout Youth Entrepreneurial Conference, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

On April 25, UAC will host a Special Consumer Protection and Financial Education Forum, “Repairing Your Home the Right Way,” with speaker Phae Howard, founder and executive director, The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud (NCPHIF). It will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Philadelphia Senior Center Auditorium, 509 S. Broad St. Sponsored by UAC, NCPHIF, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and the Philadelphia Senior Center, the event is FREE and the public is invited.

On Saturday, April 27, UAC will participate in Comcast Cares Day Digital Resource Fair from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the School District of Philadelphia, 440 North Broad. For school-aged children and their families. Co-sponsored by Comcast, KEYSPOT, and the School District of Philadelphia. UAC’s financial literacy training will be led by Ron Dutton, vice president, Wells Fargo, Government and Community Relations. The event is FREE and the public is invited. Strongly supported by non-profit organizations, financial institutions, the United States Congress and the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, National Financial Literacy Month aims to promote the importance of making informed financial decisions.

The Urban Affairs Coalition’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department sponsors financial education. CED’s mission is to bring capital to communities by building bridges between low- and moderate-income areas and mainstream financial institutions. The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. Find more at

To inquire about having UAC come to your organization to provide financial education, contact Shayna Lear, program manager, UAC at 215-851-1740 or

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