Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees

by Teach by Tech, Inc.
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Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Economic Empowerment for 70 Colorado Refugees
Feb 5, 2019

February report

credit card workshop with Hope Communities
credit card workshop with Hope Communities

Dear Donors and Supporters of Teach By Tech,

We are so grateful for your continued generosity and dedication to our mission. January has been an extremely busy month. We are 4 weeks into our 9 week finacial literacy course at Hidden Brook. Interest has grown and our class is full of engaging and curious women from around the world. Our last class focused on opening and maintaining a checking account. We learned how to write checks and keep a check register. For the majority of our students this is a completely new concept and keeping records of all transactions is imperative to pursue the path of self-sufficiency. The students have asked that we practice basic numeracy skills with a calculator to make balancing bank statements and checkbooks easier. 

We also hosted a credit card workshop with Hope Communities. Thirteen women came to learn about using a credit card. Because many of the women were beginner English language learners, Hope Communities provided a translator. This was a great asset to the workshop. The women were so engaged and asking great questions. The concept of interest was unknown to many. We showed them how interest can become overwhleming and discussed that minimum payments were not sufficient and would cost the user in the long run. Because of the success, we were asked to conduct another workshop next month on budgeting and saving. "Before I knew nothing about credit cards, now I know to be careful." Hawar, Burma. 

This week we are attending a community dinner at Crawford Elementary School to bring awareness to our classes and sign-up parents. Crawford has offered us space to teach our financial literacy course on campus during school hours. This will allow parents to learn while their children are at school. We are so thankful for this opportunity. 

In March, we will begin another 9 week financial literacy course at Village Exchange Center and we have two workshops scheduled with Colorado African Organization and Jeffco Family Literacy. Thank you again for all you do for the refugee community. Your support allows us to provide free financial literacy classes and workshops as we work with refugees to transform lives and strive for economic empowerment. 

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Teach by Tech, Inc.

Location: Arvada, CO - USA
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Linnie Pawlek
Arvada, CO United States

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