Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager
for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
back to Atlanta for the
Money Smart Week® 2014 - Metro Atlanta
Orientation & Planning Meeting.
is pleased to host this event
in collaboration with
The Center for Working Families, Inc.
Please join us on
Friday, October 18, 2013
from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
477 Windsor St., Suite 101
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Urban Asset Builders first welcomed Mr. Torres to Atlanta on February 11, 2013 for an introduction of Money Smart Week®. The meeting was held at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and was attended by leaders of nonprofits, financial institutions, businesses and economic empowerment campaigns in our local area. The group decided to reconvene in the fall to plan for a powerful 2014 campaign.
It's time to reconvene!
Mr. Torres is returning to preside over this orientation and planning meeting where we will welcome new partners, share updates on the 2013 campaign week, and discuss plans and goals for 2014. We will also have committee reviews and sign-up (where appropriate) for: Kick-Off, College & University, Measurement, Media, Money Smart Kid, Programming/Curriculum, Promotion and Workplace committees.
Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.
These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Money Smart Week partners will be hosting their events April 5 - 12, 2014. For more information please visit: www.MoneySmartWeek.org
Mr. Torres is the Senior Outreach Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His chief responsibility is coordination of financial education initiatives and programs, particularly Money Smart Week, held annually in nearly 40 states. The educational campaign involves more than 1,500 local, regional and national organizations that collectively provide more than 3,000 free money management seminars and activities each year. Among his many duties for Money Smart Week and beyond include community outreach, partner building, strategic growth, media relations and program analysis.
Money Smart Week® National Partners:
Money Smart Week® - Metro Atlanta 2013 Partners & Contributors:
Money Smart Week® 2014 - Metro Atlanta Youth Partner
For updates on the local campaign:
Facebook: Get Money Smart Atlanta!
We look forward to seeing you on October 18th, and partnering with you for the campaign.
All the Best!
Venus R. Lockett,
Money Smart Week® - Metro Atlanta Chair
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Urban Asset Builders, Inc.
URBAN A$$ET BUILDERS (UAB) Inc. is a grassroots social enterprise.
Our Mission begins with a focus on instilling a mindset that credit and savings are assets. It is to help improve the financial health of low-to-moderate income individuals and aspiring entrepreneurs, and empower them to build economic stability for themselves and their families; so they may contribute to the economic stability of our communities.
Our Vision: supportive communities that foster economic empowerment and practice equal opportunity and inclusion for everyone.
Get Money Smart Atlanta (GMSA)
is an initiative of URBAN A$$ET BUILDERS (UAB) Inc.
GMSA is in development and is a collaborative effort to keep the Money Smart Week® financial literacy awareness efforts going year round. The collaborative is for financial educators, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits, government agencies, businesses and the media. The mission is to form a collaboration that serves as an informational resource for metro Atlantans to learn about and be connected to educational programs, workshops, financial products, and services that are available to them in our local communities.
For more information about these local campaigns, please contact:
Venus R. Lockett