Who We Are
Ways to Work is a unique economic empowerment program that provides financial education and short-term, affordable loans to working families with challenging credit histories. Most people use their loan to purchase a reliable pre-owned vehicle, enabling them to remain employed and better manage their lives.
Ways to Work Financial Education
Family & Children’s Service offers workshops that are designed to help people master their daily financial lives. Participants learn strategies and skills to create a balance between spending, saving, and investing for future goals.
Current 2012 Workshop Schedule
- 1st Ways to Work Workshop Series CLASS IS FULL
MONDAY (5:30pm – 8:00pm): October 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th.
- 2nd Ways to Work Workshop Series CLASS IS FULL
MONDAY (5:30pm – 8:00pm): November 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th.
- 2013 Quarterly Workshop Schedule
Choose from the following
1st Quarter: Monday (5:30pm – 8:00 pm) January 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th CLASS IS FULL
2nd Quarter: Monday (5:30pm – 8:00 pm) April 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th CLASS IS FULL
The fee starting in 2013 will be $20.00
Participants cannot join in the middle of a series. You must attend all four classes in order to receive the Financial Literacy Certificate to satisfy the Pre Education requirement.
Basic Financial Training is a four part workshop. These workshops were designed to provide participants opportunities to develop budgeting skills and learn principles required to successfully manage money and use credit wisely. Financial education session extend beyond addressing immediate credit problems to increase knowledge of personal finances. Family & Children’s Service and Ways to Work is dedicated to helping participants maintain the skills needed for long-term financial success.
- Financially wise citizens strengthens communities
- Financially wise parents raise financially wise children
- Financially wise employees are more successful in the workplace
- Financially wise people have a greater quality of life
Participants are empowered to take charge of their financial wellbeing and to follow the proper steps towards saving or a better future. This session will help participants become aware of the “why behind the buy”. They will learn how to identify spending habits and set financial goals that will develop a stable financial future.
Whether looking for a checking account that will help manage your cash flow or trying to save for a special vacation or gift-giving at holiday time, this session helps participants customize a plan to get the most out of their money. Participants will also learn the basics of balancing and managing a checking account.
Participants will leave with the knowledge of knowing how to read, repair, and build their credit report. Participants learn the importance of credit and the impact it has on many aspects of their lives from home owner ship to purchasing a car, to insurance rates.
Protecting Your Possessions
Participants will learn how to evaluate the areas of their lives that are of value, and what steps to take to keep them safe. We identify major areas and identify proper insurance coverage.
For more information please contact Lisa Booker 615-340-9722, or email@example.com to register for a class.
Ways to Work is a program of Family & Children’s Service, a non-profit social service agency serving Nashville and Tennessee for more than 70 years.