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July 25, 2012

Free Youth Financial Education Workshop Scheduled for August 9th in Frederick

“Youth Financial Education” workshop to be held August 9th

IHA’s Housing First program, which began in Pennsylvania in January, leaped forward with a three-year Community Impact grant awarded from the United Way of Frederick County. IHA is now able to roll out FREE Financial Education classes to our residents and the community. IHA staff member, Jennifer Minnick, will continue to manage our two Frederick properties, Weinberg House senior apartments and Natelli Manor family apartments, in addition to managing the Frederick County Housing First program.

Jennifer is collaborating with financial professionals from the community to present topics such as budgeting, basic banking, fraud prevention, and credit/debt management. Our first workshop, “Living Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck,” was held July 19th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The workshop, led by Scott McCaskill, a certified financial planner, was well attended and of course, everyone loved the cookies provided by Uncle Ralph’s.

Pictures have been posted on IHA’s Facebook page at

The next workshop on August 9th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM is also free (as all of the workshops will be) and is targeted for teenagers, but anyone who wants to attend is welcome. The workshop is being presented by Woodsboro Bank’s Assistant Branch Manager, Kellie Putman, and will include information on budgeting for future goals, the purpose and management of checking and savings accounts, and the advantages and disadvantages of credit cards.

Kellie will also be leading a workshop on September 13th on basic banking information for adults.

Please call Jennifer at 301-662-4225 x1216 if you are interested in volunteering as a presenter or if you would like to attend one of our upcoming workshops. For more information on the Housing First program please visit the webpage on our website under Programs-Housing First

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