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Councilor Sheila Tyson Inviting the Public To Take Part in a Series of Financial Freedom Workshops

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   Saturday April 18, 2015

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– According to JumpStart: Making the Case for Financial Literacy, 65.1% of Americans consider themselves “very” or “highly” knowledgeable when it comes to personal finance. However, a majority of Americans (52%) do not regularly review their credit report each year and 23% of Americans have never reviewed their report.

Councilor Sheila Tyson believes in empowering the community to excel in more ways than one, especially through education and hands-on workshop forums. Recently she announced that she has partnered with Christian Service Mission (CSM) and Vulcan Legal Group (VLG) to sponsor a series of Financial Freedom Workshops in West Birmingham.

“The response to our Financial Freedom Workshops has been overwhelming,” said Councilor Tyson. “It has shown me that there is an undeniable need for financial literacy training in my district and in the City of Birmingham as a whole. I’m excited to partner with other organizations to spread this information in my community. Educating citizens is key to moving this city forward and I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of that movement”

As financial obstacles continue to grow, financial literacy proves to be an important tool that society can use to build financially healthy communities and establish economic stability in our country ensuring the long-term success of our families, all while slowly eliminating the poverty disparity that plagues so many communities.

Due to the high demand, Councilor Tyson has worked with CSM and VLG to schedule 3 additional workshops. Participants are asked to RSVP to the event by sending an email to sheilatyson4citycouncil@gmail.com or by leaving a message at 205-578-2396.

WHO:             All Birmingham Residents

WHAT:           Financial Freedom Workshop Series

WHEN:           1:00 p.m. on the following dates/locations:

                        Sunday, April 19 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1740 Cleburn Avenue, 35211

                        Sunday, April 26 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 1101 Martin Luther King Junior Drive, 35211

                        Saturday, May 30 at More Than Conquerors Faith at 9:00 a.m., 1327 Dennison Avenue SW, 35211

For more information please contact the Office of Councilor Sheila Tyson at 205.254.2359.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Morrow at 205.254.2055 or chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov.