Winter 2018 Bank On Virginia Beach Classes Scheduled

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Monday, November 27, 2017

​VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The latest offering of the 10-month-long Bank On program begins again in January 2018 with classes in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.  Learn the skills needed to achieve greater financial freedom and independence.  These free classes are conveniently located throughout the City and include the opportunity to work one-on-one with a personal financial coach:

  • Third Thursday, Starting January 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    Bow Creek Recreation Center
    3427 Club House Road, Virginia Beach
  • ​Fourth Thursday, Starting January 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library
    1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach
  • Second Saturday, Starting January 13, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    New Jerusalem COGIC
    118 Bishop Thoroughgood Avenue

Participants  are expected to attend one class per month and meet with a personal financial coach.  In addition to learning the basics of banking and money management, participants will learn strategies to overcome paycheck-to-paycheck living, ways to reduce debt, savings strategies, building a credit score and protecting assests.  To register, please call Lori Irwin, Financial Empowerment Coordinator at (757) 385-3551 or click here.  

Bank On Virginia Beach is part of the Mayor's Action Challenge established by Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. in 2011 to inspire citizens to take positive action to improve their financial fitness.  Graduates of this program receive mayoral recognition for demonstrated improvements in income, savings, debt reduction and improvements to credit score.  ​

Coordinated through the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Bank On Virginia Beach is a partnership of participating banks, credit unions, and community organizations designed to connect unbanked and under-banked families to free or low cost bank accounts and other resources leading to financial freedom. Through an array of coordinated services, the Department of Human Services provides Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety and quality of life possible.

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