To have members of our community sharing their skills and expertise is a tremendous opportunity for our residents and clients.
Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., a team of experienced financial professionals offering financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis and account services, will team up with The National Center for Children and Families to host a series of financial workshops for various NCCF programs throughout the D.C. metro region.
To kick off the series, Nancy Osmond Popovich and Chris Aime, both Directors and Financial Advisors with the Wise Investor Group, presented a workshop on basic budgeting to NCCF’s Greentree Adolescent Program (GAP). GAP is a high-intensity residential community that prepares traumatized, victimized and poorly socialized adolescent males to be productive members of society. The workshop provided these young men with the opportunity to learn the basics of managing their own money from experts in the local community.
“Direct learning and earning is the best method for teenagers to improve their financial literacy,” said Popovich. “Developing a firm understanding of how to manage their own income, taxes and basic budgeting works while they are young and in a supportive environment like GAP will help prepare these young men for successful financial futures.”
On June 18, the Wise Investor Group will present a workshop to NCCF’s KinNet, part of their CARA House program. KinNet helps keep children who are separated from their biological parents in stable homes with other family members. This workshop will provide guidance to family members caring for those children on making and maintaining a workable budget. Later on this year, in October, NCCF’s Innovative Family Connections program will also benefit from a workshop with the Wise Investor Group.
The National Center for Children and Families is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving low income, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families. This October, NCCF will celebrate 100 years of preserving childhood.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Wise Investor Group to NCCF,” said Dahlia Levin, Volunteer Coordinator at The National Center for Children and Families. “To have members of our community sharing their skills and expertise is a tremendous opportunity for our residents and clients.”
The Wise Investor Group is honored to support children’s charities. In addition to The National Center for Children and Families, the Wise Investor Group has supported the Orphan Foundation of America, now known as Foster Care to Success, for more than a decade. Over the years, they have donated more than $200,000 to the organization with proceeds from their financial seminars. The Wise Investor Group is proud to support the community through the efforts of these non-profit organizations.
About The Wise Investor Group
The Wise Investor Group (http://www.thewiseinvestorgroup.com) at Robert W. Baird & Co. is a full-service investment firm located in Reston, Virginia focusing on financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis, insurance and annuity services as well as overall account services. Formed in the 1990s, the firm follows a disciplined, research-based approach to value-oriented investment.
About The National Center for Children and Families
Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families. Current program services include emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families, a high-intensity therapeutic group home, therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption, independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement, parental involvement, economic and vocational stability, and healthy families. Our programs have become social service models, redefining both NCCF’s reputation and the agency’s position in the human service continuum in the Washington Metropolitan Region.