Enrollment Now Open for New Bank On Virginia Beach Classes

Starting April 15 at Central Library and April 18 at Great Neck Library

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

​Enrollment is now open for the spring Bank On Virginia Beach classes. In addition to the basics of banking and money management, participants will learn savings strategies, how to break the crisis mode, how credit works, how an individual’s credit score can affect one’s job, housing and insurance, how to improve credit scores and how to protect themselves from identity theft. 


Each class will meet once per month for 10 months at the following locations:


·         Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.

First Wednesday of each month beginning April 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

·         Great Neck Library, 1251 Bayne Dr.

Third Saturday of each month beginning April 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.


In addition to classroom instruction, participants will be offered free one-on-one financial coaching. Register Online or call Lori Irwin, Financial Empowerment Coordinator at 385-3551.


Bank On Virginia Beach, a partnership of participating banks, credit unions, community organizations and the City of Virginia Beach, is designed to connect unbanked and under-banked families to free or low-cost bank accounts and help them take steps toward financial freedom.  Virginia Beach resident and recent Bank On graduate Christina Mele told the NY Times she had never had a savings account until she started saving for an emergency account after enrolling in Bank On. Since launching in 2012, more than 1,000 people have enrolled in classes. Bank On is part of the Mayor’s Action Challenge for Financially Fit Families, an initiative led by the Department of Human Services.  


# # #