COMMITMENT TO FINANCIAL EDUCATION

 

Trinity provides education and outreach services in our local community.  We provide financial education classes and materials, seminars, workshops, and individual credit counseling sessions.  As a community education provider, we regularly partner with public schools, colleges, nonprofits, credit unions, social service organizations, and local employers and employee assistance program services. 

Request a seminar or workshop for your organization or employees: 

Eddie T. Moore

Education & Community Program Coordinator

Phone: 513.769.0621 ext.3030

Fax:513.769.3409

Email: tmoore@trinitycredit.org

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Ohio Treasury’s Smart Money Choices Conferences.  Hosted by the Ohio Treasurer of State, The Smart Money Choices Program provides a day-long community-based financial education program covering numerous personal finance topics including budgeting, credit, insurance, investments, and retirement planning.  The conference is held in 11 cities across Ohio and reaches individuals and families from across the state.  Trinity provides counseling and education for managing credit card debt, evaluating a credit report, and understanding credit scoring.

It’s Not What You Make, It’s How You Spend.  The course expands debt management clients’ financial education and serves as a community-based budgeting and debt management program.  The course covers personal finance fundamentals such as creating and maintaining a budget, developing a spending plan, and managing credit card debt. 

The Families Forward Program.  The program provides financial education and case management services to individuals and families in disadvantaged and underserved communities.  All participants work with a full-time case manager who evaluates each participant’s unique financial needs and tracks their progress towards reaching program goals and objectives.  Program participants receive extensive financial education in banking, budgeting, credit, and money management. 

Getting A Head $tart. Trinity promotes youth financial literacy within the Cincinnati Public Schools though, Getting A Head $tart: You Are Never Too Young To Learn Money Management.  The course covers fundamental personal finance concepts such as banking, budgeting, credit, and money management. All materials follow Ohio Department of Education guidelines and standardized testing procedures and provide supplemental lessons in math for grades 6-8. 

Credit Smart. The course is designed as a community outreach program for high school juniors and seniors.  The course prepares students for managing credit including building credit history, proper credit use, and implications of credit card debt.  The program meets Ohio’s graduation requirement for high school seniors to complete financial literacy coursework prior to graduation. Students are provided a workbook, worksheets and reference materials. 

What every college student should know about debt. The course prepares college students to properly use credit.  Students learn to build credit history, avoid credit card debt, understand the consequences of late fees and charges, and understand the fundamentals of credit scoring.  Worksheets and materials are provided.  Sessions are held in workshop and seminar format. 

The Second Chances Program. The program provides financial education to those who have significant credit problems related to bankruptcy, child support, or delinquent taxes.  The program helps individuals maintain a budget, practice banking fundamentals, build and reestablish credit and practice essential money management.

 FINANCIAL LITERACY OHIO GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

 Beginning with students who enter ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2010 . . .

Each school shall integrate the study of economics and financial literacy, as expressed in the social studies academic content standards adopted by the state board of education under section 3301.079 of the Revised Code, into one or more existing social studies credits required under division (C)(6) of this section, or into the content of another class, so that every high school student receives instruction in those concepts. In developing the curriculum required by this paragraph, schools shall use available public-private partnerships and resources and materials that exist in business, industry, and through the centers for economics education at institutions of higher education in the state.  Source: (6)(b) of Ohio Revised Code 3313.603  

 FINANCIAL EDUCATION MISSION & PROGRAM GOALS

MISSION

Trinity is committed to addressing the underlying causes of debt and financial distress for individuals and families.  As a credit counseling agency, we believe financial education provides a remedy for addressing debt, the misuse of credit, bankruptcy, and poor financial planning.  Additionally, we are committed to helping our clients manage their debt through our debt management program.  Trinity’s Mission: “To help all who seek our assistance improve their financial situation, through counseling and education, acquire knowledge to avoid financial distress and build a secure financial future.”

VISION

Trinity will be recognized as a leading nonprofit within our community in promoting and teaching youth and adult financial education.

GOALS

In achieving its mission to increase the understanding of personal finance and to improve its practice, Trinity will focus on the following goals:

  • Developing creative youth and adult financial education programs to increase individuals and families understanding of personal finance and its implications for building wealth.
  • Providing financial education programs, to teach theory and practices related to personal finance concepts such as budgeting and managing credit card debts.
  • Offering financial education training, programs, seminars, and conferences.
  • Developing strategic partnerships with area nonprofits, centers, businesses, government and civic organizations to raise awareness of financial education needs and purposes.

VALUES

  • Commitment beyond self, beyond the law, and to the public good
  • Excellence in scholarship, research, teaching, training, and collaboration
  • Accountability and service to each other, our sector, and our community
  •  Prudent application of knowledge and resources

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION PROGRAMS & PARTNERS COMMUNITY EDUCATION GOALS

Improve individuals, families and students knowledge and skills of personal finance through financial education programs, workshops, and seminars.

  • Disseminate financial education materials and research findings to area nonprofits, businesses, government, and social service agencies.
  • Implement financial education programs based on peer-reviewed theoretical models, evaluation methods, and program development.
  • Collaborate with others in various nonprofit areas to meet the needs and opportunities of the community.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve our financial education programs
  • Implement model nonprofit management, leadership, and administrative best practices to Trinity’s operations.
  • Develop and implement strategic communications with community partners.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • GREATER CINCINNATI URBAN LEAGUE
  • TALBERT HOUSE
  • CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • MT. AUBURN INTERNATIONAL  ACADEMY
  • ROCKDALE ACADEMY
  • SOUTH AVONDALE ELEMENTARY
  • ABILITIES FIRST
  • PHEONIX COMMUNITY SCHOOL
  • GREAT OAKS CINCINNATI
  • YMCA, HAMILTON COUNTY
  • ODJFS LIFE SKILLS CINCINNATI
  • OHIO TREASUER’S SMART MONEY CHOICES CONFERENCES
  • BUTLER COUNTY EDUCATION SERVICES
  • URBAN APPALACHIAN COUNCIL
  • DRESS FOR SUCCESS
  • UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI HEALTH ACADEMY