St. Paul's Financial Literary Center

by Caley Lang | Mar 25, 2013
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Summary:

Develop a financial literary center for new immigrants and limited-English speakers to access trustworthy and accurate information about the financial system in the U.S. Make sure the center has financial coaches and counselors on hand to problem solve with people about financial issues they are facing. Facilitate youth and adult literacy classes to encourage thoughtful discussions between parents and their kids about money and mores and conception/myths about the system. Informed consumers are powerful consumers.

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Caley

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Lang

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St. Paul

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Ramsey

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United States, MN

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Your idea

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St. Paul's Financial Literary Center

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

Develop a financial literary center for new immigrants and limited-English speakers to access trustworthy and accurate information about the financial system in the U.S. Make sure the center has financial coaches and counselors on hand to problem solve with people about financial issues they are facing. Facilitate youth and adult literacy classes to encourage thoughtful discussions between parents and their kids about money and mores and conception/myths about the system. Informed consumers are powerful consumers.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

There are pockets of financial lit. curricula and education, but no central location for accessing information that is 100% reliable and not based in a school district or university program.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

St. Paul has a beautiful array of established immigrant communities and newly arriving groups of people that need access to specialized and culturally sensitive information about managing money in the US.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It’s definitely a transportable idea to be utilized in the various other communities, inside and outside the metro area.

Zee Byrnes said: With al of the things that might really be the answer on all the things that could also be essential for all of us. - Feed the Children about this Competition Entry. - 2562 days ago read more >

Caley Lang submitted this idea. - 2855 days ago