Financial Literacy Month Events

Office of the General Treasurer and FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the General Treasurer invite you to participate in a webinar that will discuss the Impacts of COVID-19 on Insured Account Access in Rhode Island/South East Massachusetts on April 14, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The webinar will raise awareness of the continued need for access to safe and affordable insured transaction accounts, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will discuss challenges to account access encountered during COVID-19 and share promising practices to address the needs of those financial services. This roundtable is designed for staff from banks, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), credit unions and community-based organizations serving Rhode Island and the South East Massachusetts area.


  • • Claudia Cardozo, Community Development Manager, HarborOne Bank
  • • Andy Posner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Good Fund
  • • Sandra Cano, Assistant Vice President Community Development, Navigant Credit Union
  • • Amanda LaRose, Assistant Vice President Branch Manager, Navigant Credit Union
  • • Seth Magaziner, General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer
  • • Charon Rose, Deputy Treasurer for Financial Empowerment and Community Outreach, State of Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer
  • • Alberto Navarrete, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC

This webinar is provided at no cost to attendees; however, advance registration is required. Please register here:

April Financial Empowerment Roundtable - Wednesday, April 21st at 10:00 AM

Agenda and panelists are forthcoming. Please register at

Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank is offering 5-weeks of programming geared towards college bound students and understanding their financial future. The College Bound Citizens - Webex Series will include the following webinars: Understanding your Financial Aid Offer, Your Financial Future, Understanding Credit, and Financial Aid Basics. Programming runs from Thursday, April 1st to Thursday, April 29th. To register please follow the link here.

HarborOne Bank

Facebook Live: A Conversation about Money & Entrepreneurship with Jasmine Lawrence 4/2/2021 at 3:00 PM

Virtual Credit for Life - available this Spring to interested high schools and community organizations serving youth

  • Promo Video
  • This site is currently being beta tested and fairs are being scheduled as early as 4/8/21.
  • For more information, or to learn how your school can participate, please contact Sheila Farragher at

The Credit for Life Fair, a half day event where high school students assume the roles of 25- year-old adults and spend their 'paychecks' on everything they will need to live, has been a popular event in many public schools for more than a decade. The pandemic brought most of these events to a screeching halt. HarborOne partnered with 7 other banks and non-profit to develop this responsive website experience.

Jennifer Sahady

Mastering Your Money Mentality - Thursday, April 8th at 10:00 AM

Mastering Your Money Mentality Make this the year you build your strategy for personal financial success. Start by creating a vision of what you want to achieve with your time and your money, then dive into the details of how to bring your vision to life with practical, immediately applicable tips. This presentation combines the knowledge you need to know with the energy to take action. Join Jennifer Sahady, Money Expert, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to master your money and your money mentality.

Even Entrepreneurs Retire: Retirement Savings Options for Solopreneurs and Small Businesses Owners with Venture Cafe Providence - Thursday, April 22nd at 10:30 AM Even when you are pursuing your passion and running a business, it's important to have a plan for when you stop working. Join Jennifer Sahady, fellow entrepreneur and retirement expert, to help you navigate your options for retirement savings. Bring your questions and your stories to share.

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

Workshop: Getting Your House in Order/Decide Tu Futuro

Date: April 29, 2021

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Please contact Daynah Williams at Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley to RSVP and receive a Zoom link to obtain access to the event.

RSVP: 401-257-6178/

This workshop is a snippet of NWBRV's four-week culturally specific financial literacy course for African Americans by African Americans, accompanied by one-on-one counseling around credit and personal finances. This program was created by Portland Housing Center to address wealth and home ownership disparities experienced by African Americans in the Portland region.

This workshop is a personalized approach to authentically addressing the history of structural racism in finance and real estate and its contemporary consequences on individuals, families, and communities. A network of program graduates who are better able to manage their personal finances and who serve as informal connectors, role models and teachers in their families and communities.

This is an evolving program with plans to expand topics and deepen engagement to help African Americans create a legacy of stability and greater wealth for their families and community.

Rhode Island Black Business Association

Business Strategy for Tough Economic Times workshop taking place on Tuesday, April 6th from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.

This workshop will provide perspectives on the current economy and business strategy, re-calibrating your goals and resources, and tactics for improving financial position during tough economic times. This workshop is presented by Mark R. Allio, former Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center & Minority Business Center at UMass Boston, and currently an Independent Business Consultant

Mark will be joined by special guest, Imani McFarlane, Founder of House of Tafari (, a Boston-based designer and maker of Caribbean and African-themed head wraps and other clothing and accessories.

To register, please click on the link here:

Rhode Island Jump$tart

Saturday, April 17 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM: Next Gen Personal Finance will host a free FinCamp for RI teachers, in partnership with RI Jump$tart. RI educators will collaborate with other educators from across our state to explore new NGPF curriculum resources and to deepen their content knowledge. NGPF will provide PD documentation and raffle off two $50 gift cards! Register here:!/my-account-ngpf-academy-register/1000806

Now through Friday, April 23: The 2021 RI Finance Challenge is available online! This annual competition, sponsored by Fidelity Investments, is free and open to all RI middle and high school students. Winners will be announced on Tuesday April 27. Teachers can register their students here:

Now through Wednesday, April 28: The RI Economics Challenge is available online! This annual online competition, sponsored by CFA Society Providence, is free and open to all RI middle and high school students. Winners will be announced on Friday April 30. Teachers can register their students here:

Courtesy of The Office of the General Treasurer

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