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CEO Announces New Funding for Community Investment Project

CEO Announces New Funding for Community Investment Project

Posted September 26, 2014

CEO to offer Financial Foundations education series

Troy, NY – Friday, September 26, 2014 – Katherine Maciol, President of CEO in Troy, announced Wednesday that the agency has successfully secured $26,250 in funding from the United Way, which will be used to implement an innovative 5-week financial education program. The program, named “Financial Foundations,” is designed to help Rensselaer County residents gain economic freedom by learning the fundamentals of personal finance.

“CEO is very proud to collaborate with the United Way Community Investment project,” said Kristine Darling, Financial Literacy Coordinator for CEO. “These classes will provide a foundation of financial education, and we will continue to provide support and case management through monthly contact with participants to monitor their progress and intervene when challenges may arise.”

The program will consist of five weekly sessions, with each session averaging 1.5 hours of classroom time. There will be two tracks available: one focused on credit repair and management, and the other on budgeting. Over the course of 21 months, 14 5-week courses will be offered, which are expected to serve more than 160 individuals in the process. The courses will be led by instructors who are certified in financial social work.

For more information on CEO’s Financial Foundations education series, or to enroll, please contact Kristine Darling at 518.272.6012 Ext. 306, or via email at kdarling@ceo-cap.org. You can also learn more about CEO’s Financial Resource Center by visiting the agency’s website at www.ceoempowers.org/financial.


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