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‘My Sisters’ Keeper’ financial bootcamp set to kick off July

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), Inc., Memphis Chapter is sponsoring its first "Sisters' Keeper" Financial Bootcamp for African-American women beginning July 2 at Literacy Mid-South.

The Sisters' Keeper program is a six-week, structured financial bootcamp designed to assist African-American women with establishing and living on a budget, developing good saving and investment practices, understanding and managing credit and debt , determining adequate insurance coverage, business development strategies and other areas of instruction that will change their financial destiny.

In Memphis, throughout the Mid-South and the country, the need for financial literacy is great, especially for African-American women, who in most cases serve as the "head of household" for their family. Critical issues such as home foreclosures, reduced earnings, increased child care and food costs and health care expenses make it extremely challenging for women to make ends meet.

The bootcamp program will give African-American women some of the tools they need to support dreams for a better financial future for themselves and their families. In addition, participants will receive free resources to continue their learning process after they have completed the program.

The program will be held at the Literacy Mid-South building, 902 South Cooper St. (Cooper Young area) each Tuesday beginning July 2 through Aug. 7, from p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration along with a $20 commitment fee is required for participation. The $20 commitment fee will be returned upon successful completion of the program.

The program is limited to the first 25-30 paid and committed African-American women who meet requirements. To apply or get additional information, contact Bettye Boone at 901-831-8739 or email the organization at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.ncbwmemphis.org. Application deadline is Friday, June 29.

For more information, contact Cecily Moses at 901-881-0785 or Bettye Boone, 0resident, NCBW Memphis Chapter, at 901-831-8739.

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