Financial Preparedness workshop to be held at UAPB

PINE BLUFF – In an effort to encourage students and the community to be financially prepared, the Foundation for the Mid South and Little Rock and Memphis Branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are sponsoring a financial literacy training Wednesday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sylvester Early auditorium of Henderson-Young Hall (Business building).. Trained professionals will present information on financial preparedness, budgeting and savings, understanding credit, identity theft and student loans. To view the event summary, go to:

In addition, the Foundation for the Mid South is challenging all clubs and organizations at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to attend this event.  The Foundation will make the following donations to the organization that has the most members attending the event.

  • 1st place – $300
  • 2nd place – $200
  • 3rd place – $150
  • The organization whose members stay the longest at the event -$100 (this can be one of the above winners)

Also, gift cards with a total value of $250 will be given away to individuals during the event.

The event is free.  The deadline for registration is Friday, November 7, 2014.  Lunch will be provided.  To register go

About the Foundation for the Mid South

The Foundation for the Mid South is a regional foundation dedicated to improving lives by expanding knowledge in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  The foundation seeks to increase opportunity for residents and communities by supporting and strengthening the skills and capacities of organizations and individuals working to bring about change.  We support efforts that create high-quality education, encourage physical and mental health, promote financial security, and enable communities to grow and prosper.

About the Little Rock and Memphis Branches of the Federal Reserve Bank

The Community Development department of the St. Louis Fed identifies and addresses an expansive range of challenges confronting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities in the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District.  Our department brings together financial institutions, nonprofits, public officials, government agencies, researchers and practitioners to stimulate ideas and share insights, and to collaborate on community and economic development initiatives.   Our goal is to strengthen our understanding of all the issues that affect development of strong, sustainable communities in our District.


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