4th Annual Latino CREATE Family Conference “I AM CHANGE” this Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Cal State University Los Angeles

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The 4th Annual CREATE Family Conference will provide over 350 families a bilingual and bi-cultural experience. Age appropriate conference workshops and sessions will be offered on financial intelligence, leadership and civic engagement and college bound workshops for the entire family.

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“The goal of the conference is to equip an entire family with resources that leads to prosperity and civic engagement." -- Maggie Cervantes, Executive Director of New Economics for Women (NEW)

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis to speak at 4th Annual Latino Family Conference: “I AM CHANGE”

WHAT:
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, more than 350 Latino low-income families will attend an all-day conference on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Cal State University Los Angeles (CSULA), hosted by New Economics for Women (NEW) in partnership with the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE).

WHEN:                         
Saturday, October 7, 2017                
9.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Cal State University Los Angeles (CSULA)
Golden Eagle Ballroom
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

The 4th Annual CREATE Family Conference will provide over 350 families a bilingual and bi-cultural experience. Age appropriate conference workshops and sessions will be offered on financial intelligence, leadership and civic engagement and, college bound workshops for the entire family.

Statement from Supervisor Hilda Solis who will be in attendance: “The need to give families the advocacy tools they require has never been more important. We are at a critical time where the entire family needs to be engaged and active in their community. Understanding how to protect their assets, and obtain the best education for their children, sets the foundation for happier and healthier families.”

“The goal of the conference is to equip an entire family with resources that leads to prosperity and civic engagement,” stated Maggie Cervantes, Executive Director of New Economics for Women (NEW).

Conference Sponsors:
This event is sponsored in part by the California Council on Economic Education (CCEE), Bank of the West, Cathay Bank, Luther Burbank Savings, NEW Capital, LLC, Pacific Western Bank, Union Bank, US Bank, Wal Mart, Wells Fargo Bank, and National Start Up.

Who:

  •     County of Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis, District 1, will be in attendance and will be speaking at this event.
  •     Louis Barajas (CFP®), named by Mutual Funds Magazine as one of America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors and award-winning author of The Latino Journey to Financial Greatness will present ways in which families can build their investment portfolio, plan for retirement plan and utilize resources to improve their family’s economic well-being.

About New Economics for Women (NEW):
NEW is a non-profit community development corporation that, for the past 31 years, has been dedicated to the economic security of women, especially immigrant women, in low-wealth communities. Our programs and investments focus on creating culturally-relevant whole-family financial education, affordable housing, and civic engagement as the primary tools needed to overcome economic insecurity. NEW has developed over 1,800 units of affordable housing in Los Angeles County and operates programs and services for over 30,000 low- to moderate income clients each year. For more information call (213) 483-2060 or visit http://www.neweconomicsforwomen.org.

About California Council on Economic Education (CCEE):
CCEE invests in CA students through training their teachers and offering instructional support and materials at all grade levels. Our mission is to help California’s students make better financial and personal decisions thereby improving their ability to succeed and compete in the global economy. For almost 50 years, CCEE and its 6 university-based Centers for Economic Education have provided outstanding professional development programs for K-12 teachers throughout California in economics and personal finance education. CCEE trained almost 1,000 teachers last year for total student impact of 100,000. We involve more than 10,000 CA students annually in our student competitions including the National Economics Challenge, the Personal Finance Challenge, the Financial Advisors' Contest, the Business and Finance Olympiad, and the International Economics Summit.

Contact:

Alicia Matricardi
Office: (213) 483-2060 Ext. 301
Mobile: (213) 272-1539
Email: amatricardi(at)neworg(dot)us

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