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Take the first step in developing your financial literacy and becoming an investor in Plaza 122!

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Connect with your financial goals.

Invest in your community.

Take the first step today. 

Develop your financial literacy and become an investor in the Community Investment Trust through the "Moving from Owing to Owning" online course.

"Moving from Owing to Owning" will prepare you to become a knowledgeable investor so that you can meet your financial goals. This class is a pre-requisite to becoming an investor in the Community Investment Trust.

Time: This 6-hour class takes place over three days, in 2-hour sessions. See the following date and time options, and please register for the sequence that best fits your schedule:

Option # 1: July 14-16 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm each day

Option #2: July 28-30 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm each day

Option #3: August 11-13 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm each day

Option # 4: August 18-20 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm each day

Place: This course will be conducted through an online platform.  After registering, you will receive an email invitation to the course platform and a packet of documents used for the course. 

Cost: This class is FREE. Upon completing the course, in addition to becoming eligible to invest in the CIT, you will earn a $20 gift card to a Plaza 122 food truck!

Topics covered:

Session 1:  Getting in Line with your Goals

  • Learn how to lower what you owe and increase what you own
  • Figure out your current wealth and compare with financial goals
  • Create a budget for savings and long-term investment

Session 2: Taking Action Towards Your Goals

  • Address the gap between your financial goals and current net worth
  • Learn how to improve your credit score
  • Take action on the gap between personal wealth and goals
  • Take action on your credit report and improve credit
  • Create a plan to stay on track with your financial goals

Session 3: Investment Planning for matching your Goals

  • Learn how various investments work and their risks/benefits
  • Identify potential barriers to saving and investing
  • Evaluate the suitability of certain investment options.
  • Create an investment plan to help achieve your financial goals.

What is the Community Investment Trust?

The Community Investment Trust is Mercy Corps' first-of-its-kind, financial inclusion tool created to empower residents and strengthen communities.

Did you know that the Community Investment Trust:

  • Provides an opportunity for ALL residents (in the 4 zip codes to become investors)
  • The monthly investment amount is LOW and manageable at $10-$100/month
  • ALL the money YOU put in is GUARANTEED by a bank. This means: 1) Your Investment is protected from a downside, while its upside is tied to the property's value, 2) You can cash-out at any time in case you need the money for an emergency or any other reason.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible to invest in the Plaza 122 CIT, you must:

Live in zip code 97216, 97230 ,97233, or 97236

Be at least 18 years old

Have a tax ID number (TIN)

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