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Achieving the Dream Financial Literacy Program. Los Angeles Harbor College. Financial Literacy Program Logo. Designed and Created by Eric Romero Apple Represents knowledge about financial situation Wings Inspired by ATD Logo Colors Green for money Gold for success. About Our Campus. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Achieving the Dream Financial Literacy Program

Achieving the Dream Financial Literacy ProgramLos Angeles Harbor College

Financial Literacy Program Logo

Designed and Created by Eric RomeroApple Represents knowledge about financial situationWings Inspired by ATD LogoColorsGreen for money Gold for successAbout Our CampusApproximately 9000-10,000 studentsFoster Youth: 50-60Veterans: 80-100Demographic Breakdown:Hispanic: 52.3% White: 16.9%African-American: 15.5%Asian/Asian-American: 13.6% Other/Unknown: 1.7%1 of 7 Los Angeles Community College District SchoolsFirst school to receive YouthSource Grant

Current ProjectsMartin Luther King Jr. Day of ServiceJanuary 30th, 2013Foster Youth Getting PriorityMid MarchWorkshops on:Debt ReductionLoansLife Insurance

Outreach EffortsWorking with on campus departmentsFirst Year ExperienceLife Skills CenterCultural Equity & Awareness InterventionCounseling DepartmentFinancial Aid Department

Los Angeles Harbor Youth Source CenterBeing a component of job readinessUSC United Friends of the Children Presented to high school foster youth

Program Development OpportunitiesFinancial Coaching Training5-day intensive trainingOn Course Workshop3-day staff developmentFoster Youth Success Initiative ConferenceSacramento, CA 2 daySouthern California Higher Ed. Foster Youth ConsortiumFall and Spring participationCalifornia State University, San MarcosWorking Scholarship program info. SessionCerritos Community College LINC

Where We Began: July 2012 Hired and began Financial Coaching Training

Where We Began: July 2012 Program Development:ApplicationPre-TestInteraction sheetPublicity documents

Last Semester: Fall 2012Created local resource list including:Housing, utilities discounts, clinics, food banks, bus passes, etc. Presented first group orientationSeptember 5th and September 6th 7 participants, 6 foster youthChaffee Grant Informational WorkshopSeptember 19th 12 participants, 8 foster youthChaffee Grant Recipient WorkshopOctober 15th9 participants, 9 foster

Last Semester: Fall 20123-Day Workshop: Wheres My Money?Worked with Life Skills Center on campus ~40 students, 15 FosterWorked with Jean Pann, MSW

Last Semester: Fall 2012Laptop Scholarship WorkshopCultural Equity & Awareness InterventionOnce a month meetings Program for MLK Jr. Service DayProgram ModificationCurriculum developmentOnline intakeDefine program objectives

Fall 2012 EvaluationCurrent student participants in our programTotal: 25Foster Youth-21Network with Financial Aid Foster Youth Liaison Maria ChavezVeterans- 1Other-3Overall, good feeling but want to reach out to veterans moreMeet with Veterans Center to get more accessCurrent Situation: Spring 2013New online documentsNew presentation evaluation New ApplicationNew Student Assessment New modifications on websiteCompleted MLK Jr. Day of Service Event60 student participants2 hour presentation on Financial LiteracyNew intake form for optimal data collection

New Publicity Information

Future Plans: Spring 2013Foster Youth Getting Scholarship Awarded to FLPCoalition with other on-campus resources

Future Plans: Spring 2013Current student participants in our programTotal: 156 new Foster Youth9 returning1 Veterans 8 Foster YouthOPEN to NON VET and FOSTER YOUTH studentsDesired Goals: Be able to reach out to Veteran Population and supply services however we canContact UsHours of Operation:

Contact Info:Armando Villalpando: villapa@lahc.eduEric Romero: Main Office Phone Number: 310-233-4046MONTUESWEDTHURSFRI9AM 5PM9AM 5PM9AM 2PM9AM 2PM9AM 2PM


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