Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month – April 2012
Today we are highlighting…
CapitalSource Bank Community Partnerships for Financial Literacy Month
CapitalSource Bank is excited to support Financial Literacy Month in a variety of ways. Through our ongoing efforts with Junior Achievement, Mary Erickson Community Housing and the Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County, we promote youth and adult financial literacy programs in our communities.
Focus on Youths
This April, CapitalSource Bank will assist Junior Achievement of Southern California. Approximately, twenty volunteers from the Bank’s Retail division will volunteer at the Junior Achievement Park in Los Angeles on April 25. Using the program created by Junior Achievement, the Bank team will teach 7th to 12th grade students about personal finance and represent the real-life setting of a financial institution.
CapitalSource Bank has partnered with JA of Southern California for several years and has assisted with their youth financial literacy efforts through the Finance Park, in-class training and cash donations. CapitalSource Bank CEO, Tad Lowrey, states “Giving back to our community is a key element of the CapitalSource Bank culture, and what better way to do so than to assist our youth in developing money management skills and awareness. After this last economic downturn, it is now more important than ever to support programs like Junior Achievement and we are proud to do so.”
Life Skills and More for Adults
In addition to promoting youth financial literacy through its association with JA of Southern California, CapitalSource Bank financially supports two organizations in Orange County, California that provide adult financial literacy education and life skills classes.
Mary Erickson Community Housing provides education on family and financial management through their ongoing Life Skills classes. The Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County also offers a comprehensive financial literacy program called Financial Fitness for Families. CapitalSource Bank has supported both these organizations and their efforts for years. Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer, Gary Dunn is an active board member for both groups and feels “that financial literacy is the key in a person’s ability to handle finances, set financial goals and reach one’s potential. As I’ve worked with these groups over the years, I have seen many individuals and families improve their self-confidence, become financially responsible and independent.”
CapitalSource Bank visit www.capitalsourcebank.com or call 888.433.4272.
Junior Achievement of Southern California visit http://jasocal.org/.
Mary Erickson Community Housing visit http://www.maryerickson.org/.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County visit http://www.nhsoc.org/.