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$tand By Me set to boost economic security of Hispanic immigrants

May 30, 2014

Community leaders will launch $tand By Me Hispano, a program to increase the economic security of Hispanic immigrants and residents in Delaware, Thursday, June 5, at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington.

$tand By Me, the state’s financial empowerment program, is a coalition of community partners led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware. The program is now offering personal financial coaching and educational workshops about money in Spanish to ensure each member of the Hispanic community has access to information and support to set and achieve personal financial goals. The program offers one-on-one personal financial coaching in convenient locations in communities, and at workplaces and educational institutions across the state.

The program also offers workshops on topics such as budgeting and building credit. The program aims to address the unique challenges of immigrants, such as sharing living costs with other families, sending money home, navigating the financial mainstream in America, and avoiding scams and predatory financial services. Workshops will be offered in English and/or Spanish in partnership with the Delaware Department of Adult Education’s ESL classes.

$tand By Me Hispano is partnering with the Delaware Hispanic Commission, the Latin American Community Center, La Esperanza, and the Department of Education’s ESL programs. TD Bank provided support through its foundation to fund program operations.

More information is available at standbymede.org.

 

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