Money Smart Week 2013 Intro Meeting
Monday, February 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
We will welcome
Alejo Torres, the Senior Outreach Manager
for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
for his presentation of
Money Smart Week 2013 - Metro Atlanta!
URBAN A$$ET BUILDERS
is pleased to host this event.
Please join us on
Monday February 11, 2013
from 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Mr. Torres will conduct the presentation for Money Smart Week® which 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 20 - 27, 2013.
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.
National Partners: American Library Association (ALA) and Financial Planning Association (FPA).
Mr. Torres Joined the Chicago Fed in 2005 after more than five years of community building and financial capability experience with United Way, Lake City Bank and Resurrection Health Care. He received his B.A. degree in Communications from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Mr. Torres currently serves on the Board of Directors for Community Media Workshop, the Economic Awareness Council as well as an Investor Education Advisory Board member for the University of Illinois Extension and council member of the Wisconsin Governor's Council on Financial Literacy.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on February 11th.
All the Best!
The Urban Asset Builders Team
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For more information please visit www.MoneySmartWeek.org
For future updates on the Money Smart Week 2013 - Metro Atlanta Campaign please visit:
When & Where
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
We look forward to seeing and meeting you on Monday!
The following are the directions & parking Information:
FROM SOUTH OF ATLANTA
Take 75/85 North into downtown Atlanta. Take the International Avenue exit and continue straight through the first red light. You must be in the left lane in order to turn left onto International Avenue. Go straight on International until you reach Peachtree Street and turn left. Get into the right lane and travel about 2 blocks until you reach Luckie Street (Auburn Avenue). The Equitable Building will be on your right and you will pass the GP Building, Suntrust Plaza and Woodruff Park on your left. Turn right on Luckie Street. Cross over Forsyth Street and pass the Rialto Theater on your left. You can take your next right on Fairlie Street at the Quality Hotel and find the Equitable Parking Garage on your right, or you can park in any of the outdoor parking lots on Luckie Street.
FROM NORTH OF ATLANTA
Take 75/85 South into downtown Atlanta. Take the Williams Street Exit and continue straight on Williams Street until it dead ends and you must turn right or left. Go left on International Blvd and take an immediate right onto Carnegie Way (beside the hotel). Continue on Carnegie Way until it ends at Forsyth Street. Turn right on Forsyth and travel about 2 blocks to Luckie Street. The Rialto Theater will be at that corner. Turn right on Luckie Street. You can take your next right on Fairlie Street at the Quality Hotel and find the Equitable Parking Garage on your right, or you can park in any of the outdoor parking lots on Luckie Street.
FROM EAST OR WEST OF ATLANTA
Take I-20 into downtown Atlanta and follow the directions from South of Atlanta.
The Equitable Building is near the Peachtree Center Marta Station. Exit the station onto Ellis Street, Fulton County Library. Cross the street and go down Forsyth. You will walk past the library and Dunkin Donuts. The Equitable Building will be on the left.
There are numerous parking options located around the Equitable Building. Access to the Equitable Building parking garage is located on Fairlie Street. Once you have parked, please find the nearest elevator and exit on Level 3. Cross the street to enter the Equitable Building and take the elevator to the 15th floor. Should you choose an alternate parking arrangement, you will also notice additional outdoor parking lots and garages in the vicinity.
What to Prepare for and Bring to the Meeting:
Be sure to bring your own comfort items. Based on your personal preference, meeting rooms may be cooler or warmer than you prefer so please dress accordingly.
Thank you and safe traveling!