Save Up Program

 
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    A successful saver!
    By - Aimee Burnwatt - Development Officer
    In 2012, we first met Brian, an unemployed father of a seven year old son.  He heard about the Building Assets for Fathers and Families (BAFF) program though Maximus, a partner agency.  As a non-custodial parent, he wanted to find a good paying job that would enable him to save money, pay his bills, and meet...
    • 2 months ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    Whole families benefit from financial literacy!
    By - Aimee Burnwatt - Development Officer
    Ms. Taylor, a divorced mother of four, entered the Save Up Program in March of 2013 with dreams of becoming a homeowner.   Getting to the six weekly financial management workshops was a challenge for Ms. Taylor.  Her plate was full as a mother, a graduate student, and a full-time social services worker....
    • 5 months ago
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  • Save Up Program has received 1 donation
    • 8 months ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    A new computer for Erica and her sons!
    By - Aimee Burnwatt - Program Coordinator
    Erica, a Save Up participant, worked in manufacturing and wanted to make a better life for herself and her two sons. After completing the financial literacy component of Save Up, Erica began saving.  She saved enough to purchase her first asset - a new computer!  She and her sons use the computer for schoolwork....
    • 8 months ago
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  • Save Up Program has made updates to their project page.
    • 9 months ago
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  • Save Up Program has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    A House Becoming a Home for the Abrams!
    By - Linda L. Williams - President/CEO
    Through a partnership with a local Community Development Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Abram came to us with the goal of purchasing a home for their family.  Mr. Abram (a minister) during the course of participating in Save Up was able to secure additional employment as a teacher, which allowed his wife to remain home with...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save Up Program has received 1 donation
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    "RISE Save Up 6th Family Reunion"
    By - Brandon Ford - RISE Save Up Program Coordinator
    The RISE Foundation Save Up program held the 6th Annual RISE Family Reunion on April 27, 2013. The event was held at the Pink Palace Museum from 5pm until 8pm. (The reunion is always held in a location with a cultural emphasis or where program participants may not have ever had an opportunity to visit.) Attendees were...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    RISE Save Up Participants are still RISING Financially!
    By - Linda L. Williams - President/CEO
    The economy may be unstable, but the Save Up program is continuing to work with low-income families in Shelby County to make the best choices possible with the limited resources they have. Since January, 2013, RISE has graduated 23 program participants who are now in the savings component of the program.  These...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    One Step closer to my asset purchase!
    By - Linda L. Williams - President/CEO
      Ms. Rosetta stands proudly as she holds her certificate that shows that she has completed the financial literacy class that is the first phase for all RISE Save Up participants. Ms. Rosetta's class ended on Sept. 27th with ten other women. Now she is ready to begin the Savings component with her first $75...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    Saving money is a good habit to have!
    By - Linda L. Williams - President/CEO
    Ms. LaTonya purchased her first home in 2006 as a participant in the Save Up. Since then she has purchased a car, computer, made several home improvements and now her daughter is in college a year earlier than expected. Ms. LaTonya also went back to school and completed her undergraduate degree so...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save Up Program has received 5 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    My House is finally our Home!
    By - Linda L. Williams - President/CEO
    When Ms. Tee entered the Save Up program in Memphis, Tennessee; she had been dependent on government housing subsidies for 13 years.  She was tired of paying rent for something that could she could never call her own.  She also wanted a nice place to raise her daughter, in a safe neighborhood.  So, when she...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    Save Up Participant Purchases First Home
    By - Alisha Tillery - Resource Development Coordinator
    The Save Up program continues to educate families on how to make better financial decisions in preparation for asset purchase. Twelve (12) new participants completed the intensive six-week financial literacy course. During that time, a Save Up participant, Sheena Harper, purchased her first home. RISE coordinated a...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save Up Program posted a progress report
    Save Up Begins New Class
    By - Alisha Tillery - Resource Development Coordinator
    The Save Up Program, the flagship program for the RISE Foundation, is gearing up to begin another class to help low-income families become financially self-sufficient and asset owners on January 19. Since July 2011, the Save Up Program has graduated a class of 20 participants, increasing the graduating class number from 437...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Save Up Program has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 3 years ago
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Aimee Burnwatt

Memphis, Tennessee United States

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