Welcome!

News Feed Item

U.S. Mayors Declare: April 2014 Is DollarWise Month

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors' DollarWise Campaign is pleased to announce that this year's DollarWise Month will be held during the month of April. Cities across the United States will engage in various activities that promote this year's theme "DollarWise: Planning for the Future." DollarWise encourages mayors to speak with youth and young adults in their cities about the importance of using money wisely to prepare for a financially stable future.

Logo

Examples of cities launching financial education initiatives:

The Alexandria DollarWise Committee will partner with the Common Wealth One Credit Union to participate in the Reality program at Frances Hammond Middle School on Wednesday, April 9th. Students will be provided mock families, occupations, and salaries and will be asked to purchase imaginary housing, transportation, food, and clothing. The students will do this with fake money and must stay within set budgets. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Baltimore Office of Economic Development will provide financial education sessions as part of its job-readiness training for youth who are candidates for its Hire One Youth summer job program. The training will take place between April 14th–17th.

In Charlotte, the Mayor's Youth Employment Program, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and MeckEd will collaborate to present a Career Discovery event. On April 9, Charlotte will host 4,000 youth at its Park Expo for a one-day event. Youth will have the opportunity to interact with Mayor Patrick Cannon, local government officials, and business executives.  Youth will also have access to financial literacy training.

Gary will launch its Spring Break Out Week April 21st-25th. During the week, youth grades K-8 will engage in financial literacy training through a partnership with First Midwest Bank and Junior Achievement. First Midwest Bank will provide youth with financial literacy comic books and coloring books for Gary's youngest participants, and will conduct Money Smart "Money Matters" and "Bank On It" workshops. Junior Achievement will also work with Gary to provide a financial literacy curriculum for all age groups.

Los Angeles will host four consecutive all-day events at library branches throughout the city. At these events, residents will gain free access to financial workshops, tax preparation services, credit counseling, student financial aid assistance, and public benefit screening & enrollment. These events will take place from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The April 5th event will take place at the Central Branch Library, the April 12th event will be held at the Van Nuys Branch Library, the April 19th event will be at the Pio Pico Branch Library, and the April 26th event will be held at the Exposition Park Branch Library.

"As individuals become more financially literate, they become better prepared to build stable families, to be productive members of the workforce, and to contribute to their communities," said U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.  "I congratulate these mayors who are committed to helping citizens to realize such opportunities."

Get involved
DollarWise invites your city to highlight financial education efforts during the month of April. For suggested activity themes as well as information on how to register, visit http://www.bedollarwise.org. If you or your staff have any further questions about DollarWise Month or the DollarWise Campaign, please contact Program Manager James Kirby by email at: [email protected] or by phone at: (202) 861-6759

About The United States Conference of Mayors
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

About the DollarWise Campaign

The DollarWise Campaign is the official financial literacy and education outreach effort of The United States Conference of Mayors and its Council on Metro Economies and the New American City. Since 2004, hundreds of cities have participated in DollarWise Campaign initiatives and programs. DollarWise encourages mayors and city staff to address the growing need for financial literacy in our nation's cities. To assist cities in their efforts, the DollarWise Campaign works to build partnerships with national organizations, including federal agencies, nonprofit groups, and corporations that offer technical support, curricula, and financial support. While DollarWise is an ongoing, year-round effort, events such as DollarWise Month help communities and the media focus their attention on financial literacy. The campaign also sponsors the DollarWise Innovation Grants Program and the Summer Youth Campaign Grants program, which offers cities the opportunity to gain funding to enhance and expand creative and innovative financial literacy efforts. The founding sponsor of the DollarWise Campaign is the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. For more information on the DollarWise Campaign visit us at http://www.bedollarwise.org, or contact James Kirby at [email protected].

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110125/MM36443LOGO

SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes....
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infrastructure through automation. Ayehu solutions have been deployed by major enterprises worldwide, and currently, support thousands of IT processes across the globe. The company has offices in New York, California, and Isr...
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said "No to LUNs." With Tintri they manage only virtual machines, in a fraction of the footprint and at far lower cost than conventional storage. Tintri offers the choice of all-flash or hybrid-flash platform, converged or stand-alone structure and any hypervisor. Rather than obsess with storage, leaders focus on the business app...
Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products and services around this fundamentally unique approach to delivering complete software release management solutions. With a combination of Addteq's services and our extensive list of partners,...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it m...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.