Vernon-Central/LATTC WSC Financial Opportunity Center participants receive certificates touting their completion of money management skills training
When participants enroll at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center, they also receive training at its Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) to help them develop money management and credit building skills.

Participants are introduced to Senior Financial Coach Treasure Owens, who works with them in a group setting for three hours, then provides one-on-one coaching sessions to help them create smart money management skills.

The FOC regularly holds these workshops, sometimes several times a week. The sessions focus on action plans toward employment, credit, support services referrals and developing plans for the future.

Participants that complete the workshop receive a certificate commending them for participating in financial goal setting.

Weekly workshops are held for participants to help them learn how employment and finance work hand-in-hand to help them reach their goals. The classes are attended by job seekers, dislocated workers, veterans and LATTC students.

The Center's goal is to educate participants about developing healthy money habits that will increase their chances of obtaining a job, renting an apartment, purchasing a car or owning a home.

The FOC is funded by Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), a non-profit organization.

EWDD – Helping the Community Gain Financial Knowledge

This story is featured in the EWDD Updates Newsletter from the week of 2/26/2018, highlighting the Vernon-Central/LATTC Financial Opportunity Center and exemplifying how EWDD is focused on building financial literacy for all its clients.

Learn more about EWDD's Employment Services and WorkSource Centers.