Coalition for Debtor Education



SAVE THE DATE!  JUNE 9

Conference at Fordham Law School: STUDENT LOANS: DON'T MAJOR IN DEBT

Understanding financial aid and student loans is critical to making informed decisions for college financing and managing debt after school is completed.

Join us on June 9 for a conference on student loans issues through the perspective of financial literacy

5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Fordham Law School, Platt Amphitheater

140 West 62nd St., at Lincoln Center

CLE credit for Lawyers. Agenda and speakers will be announced shortly.

Registration starts soon. If you are interested in an invitation with details, email

orourke@law.fordham.edu

 

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH FINANCIAL EDUCATION!

Become a part of our organization as a volunteer teacher. The Coalition presents classes to thousands of consumers in NYC.  Ranging from high school students to senior citizens, we reach a broad range of New Yorkers with a specific focus on vulnerable populations. Our topics include basic budgeting, saving, managing credit and debt as well as information about student loans and what else you need to know before you enroll in college or trade school.

Come join us!  RSVP to orourke@law.fordham.edu
There's no need for a financial background, simply a passion for helping people navigate the increasingly complicated choices to manage personal finances.  Working with classes is fun and satisfying.  And teaching won't take up a lot of your time. Once you are trained, we provide power-points, outlines, handouts, everything you need to present a class. Topics include among others: saving, budgeting, managing credit and debt, borrowing for college.
Have other skills? If you have a background as a writer, editor, corporate trainer, marketer, or are fluent in social media—or Spanish or Chinese—you can also help.
We are also seeking help to create educational videos on personal finance topics so please contact us if you can offer some guidance!
Contact orourke@law.fordham.edu to volunteer. 
Once you are trained, you volunteer for classes at your own convenience.  It's interesting and a great way to get out into the community and give back.

Don't major in debt!


DON'T MAJOR IN DEBT!
Check out new  website:National College Finance Center  NCFC.ORG Whether you are planning to go back to school or you have student loans to pay off, this site provides a lot of resources of what to do next.     Also, don't forget the KNOW BEFORE YOU ENROLL program sponsored byt the NYC Office of Financal Empowerment (nyc.gov/ofe) VOLUNTEER Volunteer to teach!  It's fun and doesn't take up a lot of your time. Other skills? Also, if you have a background as a writer, editor, corporate trainer, marketer, or are fluent in social media—or Spanish or Chinese—we can use your help. Contact orourke@law.fordham.edu to volunteer 
   DONATE If you want to give back, but don't have time to volunteer. Your donation will help support the classes the Coalition presents throughout the city.   Send a check or scroll down to the DONATE button on our home page.   The Coalition for Debtor Education, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 The Coalition for Debtor Education is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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