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“FUN-ancial Literacy Week” Planned at COD

In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, College of the Desert (COD) is hosting a “FUN-ancial Literacy Week” for its students April 16 to 19, 2012. 

 
The series of workshops and events kicks off at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Craven’s Student Services Center (CSSC) Multi-Purpose Room. The event features student organizations such as Ballet Folklorico, World Beat Club, food, financial literacy games, raffles, and informational booths from community presenters. For a complete list of events, including workshops at the Eastern Valley Center in Indio, visit the Financial Aid Office website at www.collegeofthedesert.edu/financialaid and click on “workshops.”
 
This initiative is sponsored by the Title V HSI Individual Grant and the focus is on teaching students basic financial literacy tools they can carry with them throughout their life. Topics for the workshops include, but are not limited to: Banking Basics, College Couponing, Healthy Meals on a Dime, Matched Savings Programs, Identity Theft Protection, Credit Maintenance, and Creating an Emergency Fund.
 
Local sponsors and presenters include: Baskin Robins, Beeps Café, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bridges of Hope, Chase, Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center, Community Action Partnership-Riverside IDA, CV Coupons, Icanaffordcollege.com, Integrated Wealth Management, Pathways to Success, Staples, Wells Fargo, Torre Nissan and numerous College department and student organization representatives.  
 
For more information about this event, or to become a sponsor, please contact Jessica Enders at jenders@collegeofthedesert.edu.