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.

Greetings Neighbors, City Residents, and Community Leaders!

Please make plans to attend the 2017 Certified Neighborhood Leader Training event an Saturday, May 6th, 2017, from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon. The location will be at The Life Church, (located at 255 N. Highland Ave). This year, we will be offering a One Day session covering several important topics. This event is FREE and open to the public! (Sign-in begins at 8:00 am, and sessions will begin promptly at 8:30 am)

Information will be shared on the following:

  • How to Make Reports through the 311 Call Center
  • How to Apply for Neighborhood Watch Safety Grants
  • How to Engage the Code Enforcement Department
  • How to Create and Maintain an Effective Neighborhood Association

…and much more!

Registration began on April 3rd, 2017

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, April 28th, 2017 (or until capacity has been reached) Space is limited. So register…TODAY!

You can open the attached file, click on the words “Click Here” , and register online. Or you can simply click on the same link provided below. It’s that easy!

Link : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094fabab2aa2f85-thecertified

For more information, you may contact our office at 901-636-6507.

See you there!

 

 

BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016

 

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Grant Writing Workshop – Last chance to register!!!

We are one week away from an amazing grant writing symposium that is being held on Saturday, February 27th at the Calvary Church, 1851 N. Houston Levee Road in Cordova, TN.  You won’t want to miss this incredible experience learning to navigate your way through the non-profit and grant writing world.  You will begin writing group-grants the same day to practice your skills.  You will hear from finance professionals on the art of making an effective budget, learn how to speak the funder’s language, and what funders are looking for.

Come and join us for this amazingly interactive workshop that will be sure leave a lasting impression!

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Sign Up for Youth Day at United Way – Register TODAY!! FREE!!

Register HERE! This seminar is for students in grades 9th – 12th.

United Way of the Mid-South
1005 Tillman Street (At Jackson Avenue)
Friday, February 12, 2016
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Free ACT Prep Workshop sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 8 am – 1 pm.  See flyer for details.

 

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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.