The FWA Financial Literacy program celebrated the end of its fifth season at Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) at a graduation dinner on November 14th. At the dinner, twenty-seven women in the construction trades received a certificate from the FWA that recognized their successful completion of the program. These students had spent seven autumn evenings with FWA trainers who instructed them on goal setting, budgeting, credit cards, debt management, choosing benefits, investments and taxes.
The program participants at NEW presented Mimi Carroll and Cindy Gerhard (Co-Chairs of the Financial Literacy
Committee), and all the trainers from the FWA with a thank you card as recognition of their dedication to the program. Here are some of their expressions
"I want to thank you ladies for being leaders, and taking time to share your wonderful financial knowledge. You have planted a seed that I have been
wanting to grow, so thank you for helping me with watering my mind with knowledge." - Shelly
"Thank you for your energy and efforts towards our financial success."
"Excited about moving forward with a clear insight of my finances and possibilities. Thank you." - Marquisha
" So appreciate this course. Thanks so much." - E. McDermott
"Thanks so much. Is a much needed class, and I'm grateful to be part of it." - Romina
"You've helped us get closer to reaching our goals." - Alexis
|Interested in Financial Literacy?
The FWA Financial Literacy Committee will begin its autumn program at Nontraditional Employment for Women [NEW] on September 17, 2012. Our classes are on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30pm, and we are looking for more trainers. Your commitment is only 1 ½ hours plus training and preparation time. Here is an opportunity to make a difference. If you are interested in joining us, please contact
Mimi Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Cindy Gerhard at email@example.com.
Graduation Dinner Highlights
names from left to right)
Graduates Marquisha Page and
Peer Trainer, Rochelle James
FWA trainer Rachel Lurie and
graduate Romina Giacone
Graduates Katherine Arnoldi
and Alejandra Cabajal
Graduates Vaseah Dupree and
Graduates Felicia Fowler, Rebecca Miller
and Katherine Schwamb
FWA Financial Literacy Committee Co-chair,
Mimi Carroll; NEW Program Coordinator, Jully Merino; and graduate Lashon Knight.