United Way to provide more financial literacy services to area’s neediest

By Mackenzie Rigg October 13, 2016

For several years, the United Way of Western Connecticut has provided financial literacy classes to the region’s neediest residents to help them get on their feet. In an effort to expand these services, the United Way created its “Financial Opportunity Center,” which has partnered with three area social service agencies to deliver more financial literacy courses and budget coaching throughout the region. Grants totaling $74,000 were awarded to three nonprofits — $15,000 to The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities (TBICO) in Danbury; $39,000 to the Women’s Business Development Council and $20,000 to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, both in Stamford.

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