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Protect Your Identity – Shredding Events Aug 2016

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Credit & Money Management Workshop 8/16 & 10/18

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by | August 1, 2016 · 10:29 AM

Money Smart Week Events @ Central Library – Apr 23-30


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Free Screening – “Spent: Looking for Change” 4/28/16

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“Spent: Looking for Change” documentary screening and panel discussion

Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Financial and Community Partner networking: 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.

Documentary showing: 7:00 – 7:40 p.m.

Panel discussion 7:40 – 8:10 p.m.

Invited Panelists: David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee; representatives from the community, Latino Memphis, United Housing, and the City of Memphis

Limited FREE Tickets available at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spent-movie-screening-and-panel-discussion-malco-paradiso-registration-24657091023


About the documentary:

“Spent: Looking for Change” is a film narrated by Tyler Perry about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest for using these types of alternative financial services. It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can help make managing money simple and more affordable.

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Bank on Memphis Event 4/26 @ Court Square

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Bank On Memphis Celebrates Financial Literacy Month in April

Budgeting, Credit Repair feature of April 26 event @ Court Square

Memphis, Tenn. (April 12, 2013) – Bank On Memphis is celebrating National Financial Literacy Month in April with a series of financial literacy workshops culminating with an April 26 – 11:30-1:30 event at Court Square in Downtown Memphis.

Several Bank On Memphis partner financial institutions and credit counseling services will be available to discuss savings and checking account options, as well as tips for credit repair. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently released the results of its annual Consumer Financial Literacy Survey noting that, among its findings, only 40 percent of adults have a budget and track spending. Separately, credit data management firm Transunion Interactive Inc. noted that the Memphis metro area had the lowest consumer credit score among major metropolitan areas.

“Results like that demonstrate the need for education around financial literacy, especially personal finance, is greater than ever,” said Terica Lamb, coordinator for the Bank On Memphis initiative and manager of Community Outreach and Financial Empowerment for Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.

The April 26 event is being held in conjunction with the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Downtown Alive! Rain date is May 3.

Entertainment at Downtown Alive! will include artists from Overwater Entertainment between 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Also, the Memphis Public Library’s JobLINC Mobile Career Center will be on-site during the event. JobLINC, a Bank On Memphis community partner, provides listings to available jobs, aids in locating training opportunities, one-on-one assistance in job searches and job readiness workshops.

Preceding the April 26 event Bank On Memphis representatives will conduct a number of free financial literacy classes on personal finance and budgeting around the county. For a complete list of those events, go to the ‘Event Calendar’ at http://shelbycountytrustee.com/calendar.aspx.

Bank On Memphis provides financial literacy and financial access through a public, private and non-profit collaboration. The program was launched locally by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.


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Laptops available at all Memphis Public Libraries

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Laptops for Checkout at All Memphis Public Library Locations
By: Marcey Evans

Books aren’t the only things library customers can check out. Now, the “smartest” card in your wallet offers access to laptops which can be checked out for internal use at any library branch system wide.

No line. No waiting. Customers needing to use computers no longer have to wait on the next desktop computer. They can use these printer-ready laptops equipped with current software such as Microsoft Office 2010.

“Come, check them out, and use them,” advised JobLINC Services Manager Robyn Stone, who helped to secure the mobile computers for public use. “We are expanding access with these laptops. While we have hundreds of computers, they were not enough. We have WiFi access at each (library) location, and we have the resources to satisfy our customers’ need to know.”

More than 170 laptops were purchased for Memphis public libraries through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a federal grant meant to increase access to health information, workforce development training, financial literacy resources, and job search assistance in urban areas. After state government secured federal dollars, the City of Memphis also contributed to the fund, which totaled more than $200,000. This gift was given to the Library system to “bridge the gap between Tennessee’s impoverished and unemployed,” as outlined in the grant’s overall objective.

To reach this ambitious goal, each laptop has icons that are connected to websites on the aforementioned topics, along with a hyperlink to the JobLINC web page (http://www.memphislibrary.org/joblinc). Connecting people to employers and other resources, this web page offers job readiness information, career planning and assessment, classes and workshops, facts for small businesses, test preparation and practice, computer tutorials, and connections to several other opportunities.

To check out a laptop, customers must be 18 years of age with a Library card and valid Tennessee driver’s license or government-issued picture identification. Users must complete a one-page laptop registration form and review the checkout policy with a librarian.

“We’re here to help you,” Stone said. “We just want customers to take advantage of this opportunity to become familiar with this technology.”

For more information on how to check out a laptop, call your local library branch or visit any circulation desk. At Central Library, laptops are available on the third floor in the Business/Sciences Department.

“We only ask that you bring a flash drive, if you’re working on your resume,” Stone added.

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“Getting Ahead Classes” by Oasis of Hope @ Bickford CC

Oasis of Hope is offering a “Getting Ahead in A Just Getting by World” course.

These classes derived from the Bridges out of Poverty materials, are designed to help participants examine the effects of poverty on their lives and in their community.

It also gives information on how to use the resources you currently have to go the next level in your life.

Topics include:

– How to build economic stability for you & your family
– How to set personal goals and successfully achieve them
– How to make small positive changes that will have a big impact.

Come and join us!

What:                          “Getting Ahead” Workshops

Date:                           Tuesdays & Thursdays

April 17th –May 24th, 2012

Time:                           9:30am – 11:30 am

Place:                           Bickford Community Center

233 Henry Ave., Memphis, TN  38107

You will receive $10/ hour for your full participation!


Space is limited to register contact Terrice Thomas, 527-0074 or

terrice@oasis-of-hope.com.  Or visit www.oasis-of-hope.com

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