News from the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center

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1st Annual Financial Literacy Conference

Tennessee State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center co-hosted Nashville's 1st Annual Financial Literacy Conference at TSU's Avon Williams Campus on Friday, April 17th.  


Over 75 participants and Mayor Karl Dean joined us to talk about the importance of financial literacy and celebrate National Financial Literacy Month.

Mayor Dean spoke about why financial literacy and inclusion are important parts of Nashville's economic development strategy. FEC Director Erik Cole talked about the power of partnerships and the "Supervitamin Effect" of providing financial counseling alongside social service programs.

Materials and presentations from the Conference are available on our website

You can see also see a full photo gallery of the event on our Facebook Page.


FEC financial counselors presented topical workshops. Here Kathy Payne talks about safely using credit and Terry Horgan talks about the New American community and financial literacy.

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Financial literacy providers, banks, and credit unions from all over Nashville joined us with information tables. 

Thanks to CCSI - Christian Community Services, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, FSNB - Fort Sill National Bank, Interfaith Dental Education Center for Community Dental Care, Knowledge Bank, New Level CDC, Regions Bank, Suntrust Bank, Tennessee Credit Union and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.


2nd Anniversary Community Block Party

Join us May 2nd for a community block party to celebrate our clients and our successful two years of free 1-on-1 financial counseling in Nashville! Bring a friend to learn about how they can be financially empowered and be eligible to win prizes! More info and RSVP here.

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