NeighborWorks America's Financial Fitness Initiative
NeighborWorks America (NWA), a national nonprofit corporation, supports and strengthens a network of more than 235 nonprofit community-based organizations in 50 states creating healthy communities through the work of thousands of residents, financial institutions, government officials, and other partners. NWA was created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts. NWA, working with national partners, has developed a "Financial Fitness" program to help individuals and families develop sound money management skills. More than 85 NeighborWorks organizations participate in the financial fitness program. Banks can play an important role in the Financial Fitness program by serving as instructors in these affiliates' financial education classes as well as providing financial support to these initiatives. Representatives of financial institutions also serve on the boards of directors of many NeighborWorks America affiliate organizations. To learn more about NWA, please visit its Web site.
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