IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Capital America (HCA) is proud to announce it is expanding its Financial Futures financial literacy program to Atlanta and Dallas. Financial Futures is an employee volunteer program whereby HCA employees teach basic financial and banking skills to at-risk youth and young adults in the community.
Hyundai Capital America first partnered with Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County to launch the Financial Futures program in Orange County, CA last March. To expand the program, the company has formed partnerships with ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions in Atlanta, GA and Transformance in Dallas, TX—both member agencies of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. HCA will work with both non-profits and their local community partners—including high schools and youth organizations—to help bring early financial education to young people in Atlanta and Dallas.
"We're proud to be able to offer these types of volunteer opportunities to our employees, and we're really proud of our employees for being so generous with their time," said Jim Hazboun who heads HCA's Human Resources department. "This program is a great way for our employees to use their knowledge and talents to promote financial literacy in our communities, and to see the impact they can make first hand."
"Economic challenges negatively impact our Dallas/Ft. Worth area on many levels, and we're excited to have a partner like HCA that shares our passion for providing financial education to positively impact long-term behavior for individuals and families in our community," said Ken Goodgames, President and CEO of Transformance.
"We're thrilled to be working with HCA to help young people across Metro Atlanta increase their financial capability and develop a solid foundation for future success," said Tara Alderete, Director of Education for ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions.
Hyundai Capital America's giving philosophy is centered on volunteerism and providing opportunities for employees to join together to make a difference in our communities. In addition to the Financial Futures program, HCA has three existing internal grant programs designed to empower employees to organize employee-led volunteer events for their cherished causes.
The Financial Futures program compliments Hyundai Capital America's other efforts to promote more awareness around financial wellness and is part of the company's overall commitment to being a responsible lender.
ABOUT HYUNDAI CAPITAL AMERICA
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Hyundai Capital America is a top-10 U.S. auto finance company supporting the financial services needs of Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America. Through the Hyundai Motor Finance® and Kia Motors Finance® brands, the company provides financial products to Hyundai and Kia dealerships nationwide, including dealer inventory and facility financing, as well as indirect vehicle financing for retail and lease customers. Through its subsidiary, Hyundai Protection Plan, the company offers vehicle service contracts and other vehicle protection products under the Hyundai Protection Plan™ and Power Protect® brands. As of 2015, the company serves over 1.5 million customers and over 1,500 dealers nationwide, and has over $25 billion in assets. In addition to its two offices in Orange County, CA, Hyundai Capital America has customer support centers in Atlanta and Dallas.
Kia Motors Finance is the registered trademark of Kia Motors America, Inc. and is used with permission.
ABOUT CLEARPOINT CREDIT COUNSELING SOLUTIONS
ClearPoint is a nonprofit organization that helps consumers build long-term economic security by providing a full range of solutions-focused financial education, counseling, coaching and advisory services for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. ClearPoint is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), a system-wide accredited business with the Council on Better Business Bureaus, and a Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counseling agency. Free appointments for counseling may be scheduled by calling 800.750.2227. For more about ClearPoint, visit www.ClearPointCCS.org.
ABOUT TRANSFORMANCE, INC.
In 2015, the agency will have delivered more than 125,000 consumer interactions through financial counseling, outreach and education. In 2016, the agency expects to serve up to 1 million low and moderate income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible online and through a new mobile app. Since its founding in 1974 as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, the agency has empowered clients to overcome adversity and attain their financial goals. Services include credit/budget counseling, financial education, housing counseling, individual debt management and bankruptcy counseling. The agency has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, with satellite offices in Arlington; Austin; Amarillo; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. To read more about Transformance, Inc., or for an annual report, visit http://www.transformanceusa.org.
SOURCE Hyundai Capital America