MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April is Financial Literacy Month and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host a series of free events including financial education workshops, activities for youth and a financial fitness challenge to increase awareness and educate the community.

“There are more than 90,000 households in Shelby County who do not have access to traditional banking and the price of being under-served can add up,” Lenoir said. “Financial education combined with financial access are two key factors in building wealth. We are pleased to partner with community churches and our Bank On Memphis banking partners to provide the tools that will help families build their financial futures.”

On April 1 and 27, the Trustee’s Office will host its Project H.O.M.E. financial education workshops at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church East (1248 Haynes) from noon – 2 p.m., and Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N. Watkins) from 6 – 8 p.m. Project H.O.M.E. was developed in 2010 to help delinquent taxpayers with budgeting strategies.

The Financial Fitness Challenge is a four-week online plan designed to help people focus on their finances. Participants will have weekly assignments to help them reach their financial goals. The Trustee is partnering with First Baptist Church – Broad, Golden Gate Cathedral and St. Andrew AME Church. The challenge launches April 2.

One church, New Growth In Christ Christian Center, will be adopting the successful Mindset of an Entrepreneur class hosted by the Trustee’s Office. The class will be held each Wednesday during the month of April at 7 p.m.

The Trustee is also hosting events for the youth in partnership with the University of Memphis and Shelby County Schools. Below is a full schedule of events. For more information, please visit

Financial Literacy Month Events:

  • Project H.O.M.E.

o   Sat., April 1 – Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church, 1248 Haynes St., noon – 2 p.m.

o   Thurs., April 27 – Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • On My Own (Youth)

o   Tues., April 4 – Kirby High School, 8 a.m.

o   Wed., April 5 – University of Memphis, 12:40 p.m.

o   Wed., April 19 – Fairley High School, 10:20 a.m.

  • Mindset of an Entrepreneur Workshop

o   Every Wed., April 5-26, New Growth In Christ Christian Church, 7550 E. Shelby Dr.,
7 p.m.

  • Finance Fair

o   Sat., April 22 – Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents The Financial Fitness and Homeownership Workshop to be held on June 11th, 2015 at 1524 Madison Avenue from 6 PM8 PM. The event will provide a wealth of information and resources, including: easy savings tips, how to navigate the home buying process, and direct access to on site lending and real estate professionals. The workshop is a great opportunity to learn and/or strengthen overall financial literacy and develop a plan to start building assets.
For more information, contact Ireti Horn 901.605.5587


“What Young Adults Need to Know” Banking Seminar

SBA Tennessee’s Business Loan Blitz

Monday February 10, 2014 10:30a & 5:30p

Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St.

10:30 Class HERE!     5:30 Class HERE!


Need a small business loan to start your business?  Need additional working capital to take your business to the next level?  SBA Tennessee’s Small Business Loan Blitz Week kicks off in Memphis on Monday, February 10th.  Apply for small SBA loans with the #1 SBA Loan Provider based on volume Sue Malone of Superior Financial and proactive SBA microlender, Pathway Lending.  At the conclusion of this workshop, you’ll be fully equipped to apply for a small business loan.  Registration is required. Limited seating.


1/23/14 Kick Off General Body Meeting, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the MULYP movement, then you are encouraged to attend the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals Kick Off Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 6:00pm. Learn more about our empowerment platforms which include Civic Engagement & Advocacy, Youth Mentoring & Development, Community Service & Outreach, Social& Cultural Events and Financial Literacy and Advocacy. 

YP Happy Hour @ Silly Goose (100 Peabody Pl) 8pm-10pm

1/22 Money Matters: Building Effective Relationships & Beyond Luncheon,11:30 am-1:00 pm

Duncan-Williams, Inc., 6750 Poplar Ave.

The amount of money you earn is not the only factor that determines your financial future. How that money is put to work has a much larger role that you could ever imagine! Take control of your finances and build wealth through an interactive, practical, and unbiased learning experience led by MULYP Financial Advocacy & Literacy Committee Member Roland Cole. This event is at no cost, but there is limited spaces available. RSVP Required:

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Memphis Chapter is sponsoring a FREE Financial Breakthrough Workshop on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Hickory Ridge Mall (11:00 am – 2:00 pm).  This event is open to the entire community.  Various speakers and vendors will provide information on:

  • Credit Repair
  • Debt Elimination
  • Budgeting & Saving
  • Retirement Planning
Come learn how to “Change Your Financial Destiny”.  There will also be an Introduction to the “My Sister’s Keeper – Financial Boot Camp” classes for women.  For more information or vendor information call Cecily Moses at 901-216-1531or email