News From Local Campaigns, Fall 2015
Across the country, campaigns are continuing to spread the word about savings and financial responsibility in a variety of ways:
Inland Empire Saves
Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc., campaign coordinator for Inland Empire Saves, led a half-day financial wellness training for 17 Riverside, California college students. The students are part of Project L.E.A.D. (Linking Education Advocacy and Development) with Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Riverside County and serve as paid interns who tutor middle school students with their academic studies. The program offers a savings incentive to L.E.A.D. staff for those saving $500 in a savings account. CAP Riverside will match that savings with $1,000.
Point Loma Nazarene University Saves
College students enrolled in FCS 230 (Personal and Family Finance) at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) during this fall kicked off the PLNU Saves campaign. To promote a culture of saving, a leadership team provided support for class members to identify saving goals and strategies. Several teams of students are focusing on saving through the holiday season, and two teams of students are concentrating on saving while in college. So far, 18 Point Loma students have pledged to save, but after the spring semester PLNU Saves will be working campus wide to get those pledges up!
Strategy videos created as part of the PLNU campaign:
This holiday season, Virginia Saves is providing an online Holiday Planner Toolkit to help savers navigate a time of year when extra costs outside of a normal budget can be a challenge. They also held a Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring Workshop on November 17 in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium in Virginia Beach.
Note: This is not an exhaustive list of the activities of all America Saves sites, but rather a sampling of activities from several of the local campaigns. For a more complete list of America Saves campaigns, be certain to visit our website.