Local nonprofits, Mexican Consulate organizing financial education fair for Latino community on March 28

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my newsNonprofit organizations and the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle are reaching out to the Latino community in Snohomish County to offer information regarding homeownership, small business development, banking and education.

The “Expo Finanzas: Su Dinero, Su Futuro” will take place Saturday, March 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Community School, 19200 56th Ave W, Lynnwood.

All of the workshops and educational sessions will take place in Spanish.

“Ensuring the financial stability of working families in Snohomish County is one of our top priorities,” said Dr. Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. “We’re thrilled to be working with the Mexican Consulate and the Snohomish County Asset Building Coalition to reach out to the community.”

“Expo Finanzas will be a great way to kick off this year’s Financial Education Week, which will take place in April in all Mexican Consulates throughout the United States”, said Eduardo Baca, Consul of Mexico in Seattle. “Our goal is to provide people with the knowledge and tools for better decision-making with respect to future planning and management of their resources”

“We value the strong partnerships we have built in Snohomish County over the last few years. This has certainly strengthened the message we want to give to our community in terms of saving and investing in their future.”

Organizers are planning a family-friendly event that will also teach important lessons about homeownership, saving and paying for education and small business development. The event will also provide useful tools to handle money safely, options to make it more productive, and resources to protect financial assets.

Several free workshops will be offered at the event that focus on credit counseling; debt and budgeting; homeownership and foreclosure; paying for school and starting a business.

Participating organizations include, but are not limited to: Evergreen Business Capital,Washington Homeownership Resource Center, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, Familias Unidas, Housing Hope, GROW Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Goodwill Industries, WithinReach, Washington Access Fund, Las Americas Business Center, Latino Education and Training Institute, Consulate of México in Seattle, United Way of Snohomish County, Heartland Institute, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Washington CASH, and Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center (VOA).

Sponsors include United Way of Snohomish County, Consulate of Mexico, Snohomish County Asset Building Coalition, The Boeing Company and the Washington State Department of Commerce.

For further information contact either the Snohomish County Asset Building Coalition at 425-513-2880 or http://www.snocoabc.org; or the Consulate of México in Seattle at 206-448-8938.

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