In a survey conducted of El Sol’s clients, 79% of respondents stated that they had lived in the United States for 4-10+ years, but only 36% currently had bank accounts. Additionally, 82% of respondents self-identified as having a low or intermediate understanding of financial customs in the US. To combat this pervasive issue, El Sol has developed a curriculum specifically tailored to the unique financial needs of our clients. We strive to give students the tools they need to take control of their own finances. Class topics include the basics of money management: how to open a bank account, how to create a budget, debit cards, credit cards, etc.
Our goal for the Program is to make financial security a reality for the community we serve. Equipped with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions, our hope is that students will be better able to form and achieve long-term goals.
Classes are offered on Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Classes are free, and it is not necessary to register.