Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant from SunTrust to assist in expanding and exporting financial literacy training for local low- and moderate-income workers.
Goodwill is partnering with SunTrust to update and enhance three classes on basic financial literacy, including budgeting and debt reduction, while providing tools and resources to make sound financial decisions. Coursework will be developed by Goodwill Manasota and SunTrust, piloted through presentations to employees at local businesses.
“In helping to make financial literacy training possible, this grant will not only provide a significant benefit to area employers, it will also positively impact their workforces,” said Bob Rosinsky, president & CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “This is a unique and exciting opportunity for us to continue to serve local employers and their teams, while having a positive local economic impact. Goodwill Manasota is proud to partner with SunTrust on this program.”
The pilot program will require pre-registration and will be conducted on-site during lunch breaks; post-workshop evaluations and interviews will be conducted following the conclusion of the pilot program. Additionally, the program will be translated into Spanish and, once the curriculum is complete, Goodwill Manasota will partner with Goodwill Ambassadors – community members who are committed to supporting Goodwill’s mission – to make coursework available to employers throughout Goodwill’s four-county service area.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. In 2013, we served more than 16,000 people, placed 537 people in jobs and assisted 329 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 37 million pounds out of the landfill. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.