The Congress of Racial Equality is pleased to announce the dramatic expansion
of its Financial Literacy, Choice and Awareness campaign (FLCA), with our
new partnership with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC).
The NHCLC is one of the largest and most prestigious religious organizations
serving 15 million Latino Evangelicals nationwide.
NHCLC is currently engaged in its Financial Stewardship initiative to
promote financial literacy and empowerment for its constituents around the
country. The NHCLC's efforts to promote Financial Literacy mirror and
complement CORE's efforts to do the same nationally. The new partnership
will both strengthen and reinforce said efforts of both organizations during
a critical time for our nation. Promoting financial literacy and the
preservation of viable financial options for disadvantaged communities is
always a laudable endeavor. During our country's current economic crisis,
this laudable endeavor has become a fierce and urgent necessity.
These efforts to promote financial literacy and choice would not be as
successful without the partnership of various sectors of the Financial
Service Industry; in particular the Community Financial Service Association
(CFSA). CFSA's continued assistance of CORE's FLCA campaign and CORE's
counsel and engagement with CFSA has simultaneously helped preserve needed
financial services for the community and strengthen consumer protections.
This expanded endeavor could not come at a better time for working class
families. We thank CFSA for its support and friendship.
CORE is a long time supporter of financial literacy. We believe that people
should be able to make their own financial decisions and that they are best
able to do that when they are educated and given accurate information. It is
for these reasons, that in 2005 CORE initiated its FLCA campaign to educate
the public about various financial choices as well as the opportunities and
pitfalls associated with those choices.
CORE held it's first of a series of FLCA campaign seminars in Nevada,
addressing the mortgage crisis. The Nevada Commissioner of Mortgage Lending,
Joseph Waltuch, spoke to the audience on how to avoid fraud in foreclosures
and loan modifications. These continuing seminars will be held in various
states nationwide and will tackle the numerous financial concerns for
working class families across the country.