Nikki Waller, Director of Financial & Relational Development
Free Financial Education Classes Available for Parents and Children to Learn How to Build Credit, Save Money, and Buy a House
The Promise Zone and HOPE of Evansville in partnership with Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank, Junior Achievement, and United Way are collaborating to bring free financial education classes to Evansville. The classes will be available to families with a special session each day for children that will be led by Junior Achievement. These classes will be held at minimum twice per month in the Browning Room at Evansville Central Library.
The purpose of these classes is to help people learn how to repair their credit, begin saving money, avoid payday lenders, learn the steps to purchasing a home, and then be equipped to be successful home owners. The children’s classes will be held for children 3rd grade and up. These classes will help children understand how budgeting and money work together towards achieving goals.
A meal will be provided. Everyone who participates in both classes (all 4 sessions) will receive a certificate for a little zip and a free drink from Azzip Pizza.
All classes will be from 5:30pm-7pm. Each class will be comprised of two, 45minute sessions. Students must participate in all four sessions to receive the Azzip Pizza certificate.
Since Evansville received the Promise Zone designation, Evansville’s Promise Zone and HOPE of Evansville have collaborated with several community agencies to coordinate a way to serve those who are often overlooked by social and political systems - people who are often considered invisible to those controlling much needed social services.
These financial education courses were made possible with funding from the Fifth Third Bank Foundation and a partnership between Evansville Promise Zone, HOPE of Evansville, Old National Bank, Tepe Park Neighborhood Association, Community One, Carver Community Center, Junior Achievement, United Way, and YMCA.