Our own Trinh Nguyen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, representing the City of Boston, spoke this week on the City’s financial literacy programs and initiatives at the Massachusetts State House at an event hosted by Citizens Bank and Deb Goldberg, Treasurer of the Commonwealth. As part of an ongoing commitment to give consumers the confidence they need to be fiscally healthy, Citizens announced that it has made more than $500,000 in funding contributions to 17 Massachusetts nonprofits focused on financial education as part of its Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money program. The Treasurer’s Office also recently issued a Report on Financial Literacy in Massachusetts as part of its goal of building a robust, statewide financial literacy program in the Commonwealth.
Citizens has partnered with the Office of Financial Empowerment this tax season by sending staff to the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment tax site on Saturday mornings to open bank accounts and answer questions about prudent banking habits. We appreciate their partnership and look forward to expanding this service to more locations next year.