Bank On Allentown, a program to advance banking access efforts throughout the region, is offering a free eight-week adult education class on the basics of personal finance.
Taught by the Financial Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley Inc., the class will teach students about saving, credit, borrowing and more.
Banking access is critical to financial stability – a basic banking account is an important first step into the financial mainstream, depositing earnings securely, paying bills efficiently, accessing credit, and saving for emergencies and the future.
Classes are held Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning September 14.
Students may register on-line at www.bankonallentown.org to attend class at either Executive Education Academy Charter School at 555 Union Boulevard or Washington Elementary School at 837 N. 9th Street. Class size is limited to 25 persons.
Lessons are also available virtually on-line.
The classes are sponsored by the City of Allentown, the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Financial Literacy Center.
Bank On Allentown is a partnership of the City of Allentown, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Financial Literacy Center, FDIC, People First, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union and QNB Bank.
About Bank On
Bank On coalitions are locally-led partnerships between local public officials; city, state, and federal government agencies; financial institutions; and community organizations that work together to help improve the financial stability of unbanked and underbanked individuals and families in their communities. The Bank On national initiative builds on a grassroots movement of close to 90 coalitions in cities across the country, offering national account standards, capacity grant support, pilot funding, and a learning community. In addition to connecting unbanked individuals to accounts, Bank On programs raise public awareness, target outreach to the unbanked, and expand access to financial education. Visit www.cfefund.org/bankon for more information or follow the conversation on Twitter @CFEfund #BankOn.