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Woonsocket Nonprofit Employees To Receive Financial Empowerment Training

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo and the Capital Good Fund are coming together on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, to provide the employees of Family Resources Community Action and RiverzEdge Arts Project with valuable information to help manage their personal finances. Employees will learn useful facts about credit and debt management, and have the opportunity to sign-up for a free one-on-one session through the Rhode Island Financial Coaching Corps.

"I am excited for the dedicated staff at Family Resources Community Action and RiverzEdge Arts Project to receive financial empowerment training," Raimondo said. "Every day, these nonprofit colleagues give back to the community and help make Rhode Island stronger. Hopefully they will share their financial education with some of their clients, in essence creating a full circle of support."

"Financial literacy skills are particularly important in today's economic environment," said Ben Lessing, Executive Director of Family Resources Community Action. "Human service and non-profit professionals are directly affected by fluctuating governmental and philanthropic financial support throughout their careers, which can have an impact on their finances. We are pleased to be working with Treasurer Raimondo to assure these valuable personnel have access to financial coaching and other resources so that they are able to manage their income wisely."

The Financial Coaching Corps empowers Rhode Islanders to take charge of their finances. The goal of the Corps is to match volunteers with financial skills and know-how with people looking to learn how to make their money work for them.

"Social change requires partnering with high-quality community-based organizations such as Family Resources Community Action and RiverzEdge Arts Project," said Capital Good Fund Founder & Executive Director Andy Posner. "By expanding on our existing partnership and delivering financial coaching to these nonprofits, we can further empower them to serve residents of Woonsocket."

Family Resources Community Action helps families and individuals achieve their potential through its programs, advocacy and collaborative initiatives.

RiverzEdge Arts Project is a social enterprise that provides talented underserved teens hands-on work experience in graphic design, digital photography, screen-printing and visual arts.

Who: Treasurer Raimondo; Family Resources Community Action Executive Director Ben Lessing; Capital Good Fund Cameron Cunningham, Financial Coaching Consultant; 70 professionals from Family Resources Community Action and RiverzEdge Arts Project

What: Financial Literacy Workshop

When: Tuesday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Saint James Episcopal Church Community Room, 24 Hamlet Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895

On-Site Phone Number: 401-824-9647

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Department or agency: RI Office of the General Treasurer

Online: http://www.treasury.ri.gov/

Release date: 11-15-2013

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