The Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE), the nonprofit founded by SCE Credit Union, is launching a free virtual informational series for teens and young adults that will guide and help participants navigate through many of life’s “firsts.” The kickoff live stream event will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 and will de-mystify the process of applying for college to help both students and parents feel more confident.
The process of applying for college can be daunting with multiple lists of requirements, things to consider, procedures and deadlines. While this is challenging for any adult to manage, it can be absolutely overwhelming to a 17-18-year-old trying to navigate the complexities. CFE has teamed up with several community organizations to form a panel of guests, ranging from college admissions to financial aid experts, to explain the college-bound process and answer any questions.
Panelists include: Eboni Hodge, M.Ed. of Higher Learning, LLC; Rhea Watson, Ph.D of Scholarship Solutions; Diane Angulo of Fulfillment Fund; Charles Mason from Loyola Marymount University; and Maria Alvarez of UNITE L.A.
“Teens today understand they need higher education for the next step in their lives, but the process of getting there can be complicated and at times overwhelming,” said Abby Ulm, director for the Center for Financial Empowerment. “As a community resource, our goal with these virtual series is to provide insider tips, positive solutions and tools for young adults to walk away feeling more confident about their life journey ahead. The series will include a vast array of topics important to inform and steer young adults into a positive direction.”
To register for the free live stream event on August 18, click here.
About the Center for Financial Empowerment
The Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to empowering young adults through financial education. It was founded by SCE Credit Union in 2005 when the Credit Union felt compelled to provide a practical solution to the lack of personal finance training available to community residents. SCE Credit Union remains the Center’s closest partner and continues to invest generously in its mission to equip youth from underserved communities with money management skills to be financially stable as they move into adult life. More information can be found at www.center4fe.org.
About SCE FCU (www.scefcu.org)
SCE Credit Union was founded in 1952 and has more than 60,000 members, $825 million in assets, four branches in southern Nevada, six branches in southern California, thousands of shared branch locations across the United States, and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs available to members. SCE FCU serves southern Nevada and southern California, with membership open to individuals and businesses, and is a not-for-profit entity committed to improving the financial well-being of the communities it serves, especially people underserved by mainstream financial institutions. With a strong commitment to volunteerism, team members donate hundreds of hours to local community causes each year. Additionally, the creation of the Center for Financial Empowerment (www.center4fe.org) provides much-needed financial education to the underserved and high schools in southern Nevada and southern California.