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Money Smart Financial Literacy program to start in 2011

In partnership with Heart of West Michigan United Way,  Grand Rapids will launch its latest dream initiative a financial literacy program in 2011. The program will provide financial education for participants based on the Money Smart curriculum developed by the FDIC.

Nine years ago, the FDIC rolled out the Money Smart program to help consumers learn how to manage money and form relationships with federally insured financial institutions. The Money Smart curriculum focuses on the importance of saving for the future, comparison shopping for financial services, and being on guard against fraud, and helping consumers to understand and be able to evaluate many new financial services choices and options.

More details program time, and duration and registration info will be coming soon.

Income Tax Assistance

In partnership with the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition and the Heart of West Michigan United Way, Grand Rapids Dreams is launching a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site this Saturday. The site will be open Saturdays from 9-12. Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.

Meet and Greet

Mosaic Life Church is hosting a meet and greet to introduce Grand Rapids Dreams to the public on October 16th from 7:00-9:00 pm. This will be held at 419 Norwood Avenue Suite 170. We would love to have you join us for refreshments and to find out more about this new organization.

Moving Forward in Partnership

I am excited about what the future holds. I attended a meeting this morning with representatives from several Heartside agencies. As Mosaic Life, with whom Grand Rapids Dreams works very closely, moves toward establishing a second congregation in the Heartside area, there are many opportunities for us to partner with the many agencies that are already at work in Heartside. Much more can be done when we work in partnership, and we are excited about the possibilities that await us.

Steve Wiltjer
Executive Director