CITIZENS BANK FUNDS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR URBAN LEAGUE SENIORS

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CITIZENS BANK FUNDS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM FOR URBAN LEAGUE SENIORS

January 22, 2015

Springfield, MA   Henry M. Thomas, III – President and CEO of the Urban League of Springfield, Inc., announced today that Citizen’s Bank has awarded a $10,000 Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money Grant, which will be incorporated into the Foster Grandparent in-service training initiative.

 
Thomas stated, “The Urban League is excited about the Grant we are receiving from the community minded, Citizens Bank.  Our joint commitment to advance financial literacy and promote wealth access among our constituents will be nothing less than empowering for the participants of this initiative.”
 
Citizens Bank is dedicated to helping their neighbors and their communities, which gives people the confidence and tools to invest, budget and be fiscally healthy.
 
The Urban League’s Financial Literacy will consist of: 
·         Basics of banking and asset building
·         Credit management and repair
·         Foreclosure prevention
 
The Financial Literacy Program will commence February 2015 at the Mason Square Library and each month thereafter until June 2015.               
     
Seniors 55 years of age or older who are interested in attending the Financial Sessions and/or for more information, please contact:  Andrew R. Cade, Senior Vice President of Senior Services at (413) 739-7211 ext. 110.