WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA), Bank on DC and the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs are partnering to provide free financial counseling to area residents. This event, "Secure Your Finances, Secure Your Future," is open to everyone, but focuses on helping the Latino community take positive control over their financial well-being. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tubman Elementary School in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.
"Secure Your Finances, Secure Your Future" will feature representatives from banks, United Way NCA member organizations that provide financial literacy and job training services, and the Latino Economic Development Corporation. The forum seeks to inform the community about the vast resources available to help people find family-sustaining employment, better manage their money and improve their overall financial security.
"We couldn't ask for better partners for this event," said Bill Hanbury, President and CEO of United Way of the National Capital Area. "United Way NCA has the connections to the social service organizations that provide financial literacy and workforce development programming. Bank on DC has strong ties to financial institutions and the know-how to execute these types of forums. And the Office on Latino Affairs is able to help us reach a population that is traditionally underserved in terms of financial literacy."
Advisors will be on-hand to provide credit counseling, money management assistance, directions on how to open a free bank account, and opportunities for job training and placement.
Find out more about "Secure Your Finances, Secure Your Future," at www.UnitedWayNCA.org/FinancialForum.
About United Way of the National Capital Area and Bank on DC
United Way of the National Capital Area works to create the opportunity for all area residents to have a better life. We focus on the building blocks of a good life: quality education, financial stability and good health. We bring together the voices, expertise and resources to define, articulate and implement a common agenda for change. Join us in making a better today and an even stronger tomorrow for our community. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit www.unitedwaynca.org.
About Bank on DC
Bank on DC is a collaborative effort between the District Government's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), financial institutions, and non-profits whose mission is to provide access to financial services and products and financial education to unbanked and under-banked households in the DC Metro Area. For more information about Bank on DC, visit www.BankonDC.org.
About the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs
The mission of the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs is to improve the quality of life of the District's Latino population by providing services that will enable Latino community members to have access to a full range of health, education, housing, economic development, and employment services. For more information, visit www.ola.dc.gov.
SOURCE United Way of the National Capital Area