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Through generous funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), the Free Library of Philadelphia is offering free Financial Literacy workshops at the five branch locations participating in the College Prep Initiative.

Thanks to a partnership with Operation Hope—a non-profit, public benefit organization seeking to “bridge the gap” between minority communities and mainstream, private sector resources—the College Prep Initiative will educate college-bound teenagers on how to be smart with their money.

Presenters from local PNC Banks will talk about budgeting, bank accounts, and credit—below is a lsit of the remaining sessions! 

Program dates and times are different at each branch:

  • Parkway Central Library: March 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library: March 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Widener Branch: March 13 and April 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Philadelphia Regional Library: March 13 and March 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Northeast Regional Library: March 6, March 13, and March 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There is no registration necessary for this Financial Literacy series! If you want to learn the benefits of bank accounts and credit don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

If you would like more information, please email CollegePrep@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5372 (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM). Information can also be found on the calendar of events.

We welcome your comments!

Tell us: How has the economy changed your decision about where you would like to go to college?

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Thu, March 04, 2010
It´s nice to see initiatives like these at this time. Now more than ever, people need to know more from finance or we will have a deeper recession.
John Crawford - Los Angeles
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