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Students Help Students With “Financial Literacy for Community Development”

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By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

What’s the number one search term on the SJSU Today site? “Tuition.”

So it should come as welcome news to our students that several campus organizations will host “Financial Literacy for the Community” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at King Library.

The SJSU Center for Community Learning & Leadership and the Sociology 120 class on contemporary social issues will present the event, with support from United Way Silicon Valley’s Bank On San Jose program.

“Economic conditions necessitate financial literacy for self-sufficiency, life management and advancement,” wrote event organizers. “Students are conduits to families and communities likewise in need of financial know-how.”

Free and open to the public, the gathering will offer info on money management, money for college, taxes, and credit, with workshops beginning at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Major sponsors include Wells Fargo, the Silicon Valley/San Jose chapter of the California Society of CPAs, and the High Technology Tax Institute within the College of Business.

Many organizations will participate including Bank of America, Bridge Bank, Citibank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Meriwest Credit Union, Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley, Opportunity Fund, SJSU Financial Aid &  Scholarship Office,  Tech Credit Union, Union Bank, United Way Silicon Valley’s Bank on San Jose, and U.S. Bank.