FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      CONTACT:     Kimberly Bailey

901.877.4493                                                   ed.sctac@gmail.com

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter in collaboration with The Red Door, Inc. hosts Housing Workshop

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (October 23, 2017) – Shelby County (TN) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in collaboration with The Red Door, Inc. will educate and provide resources about today’s housing market at a public workshop on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held at Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church St. Millington, TN. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Navigating through the home buying or home selling process can be a lot easier when you are armed with the right resources and information. We invite you to join us for a morning workshop to hear about the many resources available to assist you with purchasing or selling a home. Leon Dickson, Sr., President of Tennessee Realtors Association will be our guest presenter along with local community realtors, lending partners, and credit specialist will be onsite.

The Red Door, Inc. provides support and assistance to Shelby County, Tennessee by offering youth and adult economic, educational, health, and wellness services that will empower the lives of the community.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Consisting of a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:

*Economic Development       *Educational Development   *International Awareness and Involvement *Physical and Mental Health   *Political Awareness and Involvement

The Sorority was founded January 13, 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. The Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides public service in the areas of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington & Southeast Shelby County. The award-winning chapter was chartered on April 25, 2009 and has awarded over $70,000.00 in scholarships since 2011. For more about Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visit us at http://www.sctacdst.com

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TRUSTEE’S OFFICE ROLLS OUT EVENT CALENDAR FOR
FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

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 www.shelbycountytrustee.com.

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.

Your Rights as a Renter or Homeowner: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 (FREE Legal Advice)

The next session of “Your Rights as a Renter or Homeowner” will take place Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. An attorney from Memphis Area Legal Services will be on the 3rd Floor of the Central Library.

This is a great opportunity to meet with a lawyer to ask questions concerning housing!

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IF YOU CAN SAVE $1,000, WE WILL MATCH YOUR SAVINGS WITH AN ADDITIONAL $2,000 TO HELP YOU PURCHASE A HOME, COMPUTER, OPEN A SMALL BUSINESS OR FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. 

Introducing  THE SAVE UP PROGRAM

An asset-building Program sponsored by the RISE Foundation

You may qualify if you are employed and on Section 8 through MHA, or if you are employed and eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credits.  You must meet RISE qualification guidelines.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE ORIENTATION SESSION

WHEN:    Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

WHERE:    RISE FOUNDATION 

2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2400, Memphis, TN  38118

 CALL (901) 507-8884 to RSVP AND (901) 507-8883 TO LISTEN TO  A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM.

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) – Homeownership Workshop

NEXT NACA WORKSHOP:  Monday, January 25, 2016 – 11 am – 3 pm

Shelby County Code Enforcement|6465 Mullins Stations|Memphis, TN. 38134

To reserve a seat go to: http://www.naca.com or call Toll Free: 1-888-302-6222(NACA)

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TRUSTEE’S OFFICE TO HOST FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

Partners with St. Andrew A.M.E. Church for Free MoneyWorks Conference

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two of the most crucial financial responsibilities for homeowners are mortgage and property tax payments. Each year, about $30 million in property taxes goes unpaid with nearly 2,000 properties selected for tax sale as a result. Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host a Project H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easier) workshop for delinquent taxpayers onOct. 17 at St. Andrew A.M.E. Church (867 S. Parkway E.) at 11 a.m.

Project H.O.M.E. is being offered as part of the church’s annual Money Matters Financial Literacy Conference sponsored by its MoneyWorks Ministry. The full conference will feature topics including: investing for beginners, starting a business, estate planning, wealth building strategies and will provide free confidential credit reports. The conference is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“We realize a number of factors like financial hardship, illness, or the loss of a job could contribute to someone falling behind on their property taxes; and we provide Project H.O.M.E. to assist taxpayers whose properties are eligible for tax sale,” Lenoir said. “St. Andrew A.M.E. is a great community partner who is equally invested in providing financial education to the community. We are proud to support co-pastors Kenneth and Marilynn Robinson with this event.”

Since 2010, the Trustee’s Office has held monthly Project H.O.M.E. workshops across the county and assisted more than 2,000 delinquent taxpayers with financial counseling and payment plan options.

To register for Project H.O.M.E., please visit http://cp.mcafee.com/d/5fHCNEe6gUSyMMMMyUUOOrdEEEEIfFLKcCQkkkm7QT4kjpISrlZloDaAUshGpdETop5rCzDkNlBB0wzZJ5kmbqaI443hOaL3Dd5tpusIWCXXRy1ISrdCM0l2vDA2RGJMCmD5KA__BYdCQm6bCPtPqpJUTsTsSyrh or contact 901.432.4829. For more information about the Money Matters Financial Conference, please contact St. Andrew at 901.948.3441 or Ms. Arlender Jones at arlenderjones@bellsouth.net.

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

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