Lots of excitement was felt as partners gathered at the Latin American Community Center on June 5, 2014 to celebrate the launch of this new statewide program!
This picture includes: Jose Martinez,$tand By Me® Financial Coach; Jeri Gue,Statewide Teacher of Curriculum, Adult and Prison Education, Delaware Department of Education, Adult Education; Ana Velasquez, Prevention & Advocacy Director, Latin American Community Center; Michelle A. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Delaware; Sonia Aguilar, Delaware Hispanic Commission; Jerry Hunter, VP, Operations & CFO, United Way of Delaware; Rosario (Charito) Calvachi-Mateyko, Delaware Hispanic Commission; Mary Dupont, Director of Financial Empowerment, State of Delaware; Claudia Peña Porretti, Executive Director, La Esperanza; Maria Matos, Chief Executive Officer, Latin America Community Center; Duniesky Landa Ruiz, $tand By Me® Financial Coach
$tand By Me® Hispano – a program to increase the economic security of Hispanic immigrants and residents in the state of Delaware.This new resource is designed to help Hispanics in Delaware understand more about their finances and achieve their financial dreams.
In addition to the coaching that helps individuals deal with personal financial challenges, the program offers workshops on topics such as budgeting and building credit. The program aims to address the unique challenges of immigrants, such as sharing living costs with other families, sending money home, navigating the financial mainstream in America,and avoiding scams and predatory financial services. Workshops will be offered in English and/or Spanish in partnership with the Delaware Department of Adult Education’s ESL classes.
$tand By Me® Hispano is partnering with the Delaware Hispanic Commission, the Latin American Community Center, La Esperanza, and the Department of Education’s ESL programs. TD Bank provided support through its foundation to fund program operations.
NEW CASTLE COUNTY
(302) 655-7338 *
(302) 678-9400 *
*Ask for $tand By Me Hispano