Treasurer’s Office Launches the Financial Dignity Center in City Hall

Where citizens are empowered to make better choices with their money

August 21, 2015 | 2 min reading time

Update  8.26.2015

The City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office launched the Financial Dignity Center in City Hall alongside our partner Operation HOPE, Inc. and sponsors: Ameren UE, BMO Harris Bank, Eagle Bank, Midwest BankCentre, People's Community Action Corporation, Scottrade Bank, and Wells Fargo. 

The Financial Dignity Center in the Office of Financial Empowerment is a viable and sustainable business model provided by a global leader in financial education, Operation HOPE, Inc. The Office of Financial Empowerment was established by the Treasurer's Office in July 2014, and authorized by the Board of Alderman through Ordinance #69809. The mission of the office is to empower citizens to make better choices with their money through various financial literacy programs. 

"We are proud to announce that the Office of Financial Empowerment is a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Empowering St. Louis through Financial Literacy," said Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones. "With the help from our partner Operation HOPE, Inc. and sponsors, we will assist citizens who want to learn how to increase their financial capabilities, raise their credit scores, get out of debt, or start their own business."

The Financial Dignity Center is one of many programs in the Office of Financial Empowerment. The mission of the center will also be achieved through programs such as Employee Financial Empowerment Lunch and Learn Series, St. Louis Saves, and College Kids.

Previous Post  8.21.2015

WHO: City of St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones, Operation HOPE, Inc. and our Sponsors

WHAT: Grand Opening of the Financial Dignity Center in City Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Rotunda, 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

WHY: The Treasurer's Office is proud to partner with Operation HOPE, Inc. and our sponsors: Ameren UE, BMO Harris Bank, Eagle Bank, Midwest BankCentre, People's Community Action Corporation, Scottrade Bank, and Wells Fargo to assist citizens who want to learn how to increase their financial capabilities, raise their credit scores, get out of debt, or start their own business.

BACKGROUND: The Office of Financial Empowerment was established by the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office in July 2014, and authorized by the Board of Alderman through Ordinance #69809.The Financial Dignity Center in the Office of Financial Empowerment is a viable and sustainable business model provided by a global leader in financial education, Operation HOPE, Inc.The mission of the office is to empower citizens to make better choices with their money through a variety of workshops and one-on-one counseling in the areas of homeownership, foreclosure prevention, small business development, credit counseling, and earned income tax credit awareness.

A print-ready version of this information is available as a pdf for download here.

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