The AFWA Educational Foundation supports financial literacy efforts by encouraging chapters to teach financial literacy classes at the local level. Members of the AFWA Music City Chapter participate in financial literacy training programs to provide life changing opportunities for members of our community. Our chapter members have strong accounting and finance backgrounds and donate their time and expertise to teach financial basics including banking, budgeting and managing credit. We provide training using the FDIC's Money Smart program which offer a range of modules with easy to follow instructor and participant guides.

Our chapter began our financial literacy efforts with The Next Door in the spring of 2013. The Next Door is dedicated to transforming the lives of women and breaking the generational cycles of substance abuse for women living in the community, currently incarcerated or on parole. During our first session of financial literacy classes we worked with the Lifetime Recovery Management group. Our next session will be with the Freedom Recovery Center, which is a 20 unit apartment complex for women who are in recovery and their children. We are very excited about the upcoming sessions scheduled with this group.
There are still several sessions in the summer available for those members interested in leading or assisting with a class. Click here to view the most current schedule.
If your organization could benefit from financial literacy training, please contact our Financial Literacy Committee Chair, Leah Gillen

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