Common Cents

by RISE Foundation, Inc.
Common Cents

Project Report | Apr 16, 2019
Rise Up at Paragon Bank

By Tangela Morgan | Development Director

Common Cents
Common Cents

The RISE Foundation took their Common Cents program to the East Memphis community on April 10th to help Paragon Bank celebrate National Financial Literacy Week.  Participants were highly engaged and shared many of their reservations and misgivings that they have with starting and keeping a budget going in their households.  

Paragon Bank collaborates with charitable partners and local organizations to bring together financial education resources that communities can discourse with and link up to. These services offer assistance to help reduce debt, increase credit worthiness and lessen financial fatigue.  

RISE facilitated discussions on the basics of Financial Literacy and the benefits of the Save Up program.  Attendees learned of the many ways that Save Up could assist them in building assets such as Home Ownership, Micro Enterprise Development, Computer Systems and Secondary Education.  

Throughout the session topics such as spending plan development, and how often spending plans are created where analyzed.  The RISE Foundation has played a pivotal role as partner in the community with many banks, including Paragon Bank.  Paragon Bank has been so excited to send potential customers to RISE to obtain group and one on one counseling in reference to Saving and Budgeting. 

This seminar was a big success for all that came.  There were many comments made about the trainer Ms. Terrell, most notably “that she was not just engaging but very thorough and informative.”  Paragon looks forward to continuing to do seminars like this for the Memphis community as well as for employees of Paragon.    

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RISE Foundation, Inc.

Location: Memphis, TN - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RISEmemphis
Project Leader:
Linda Williams
Memphis , Tennessee United States

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