Talking Fin Lit

Talking Financial Literacy Podcast hosted and produced by Mark Gura & Kathy King

Archive for August, 2010

Episode 29: Interview with Literacy Partners

August 30, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, cost of living, Educational programs, resources, student outcomes, taxes, unemployment No Comments →


Join us as we interview a unique educational team about the need for financial literacy in our communities and families. Susan McLean, Executive Director of Literacy Partners, along with Lucy, a financial literacy consultant,  join us for this interview. We learn their perspective and idea for the modern need for financial literacy.

What makes this episode different? For 35 years, Literacy Partners has provided high quality, free, community-based adult and family literacy programs to New York City residents.  Literacy Partners’ mission is to ensure that all community members have access to the education they need to realize their potential as individuals, parents, and citizens.  Literacy Partners programs include Adult Basic Education, Pre-GED, GED, ESOL, Family Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy and Employment Preparation.

More than 97 million Adults in America cannot read above the 5th grade level, which includes 3.7 Million people age 16 and older in New York City.

(Information drawn from the Literacy Partners Fact Sheet)

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Literacy Partners is affiliated with the (McGraw Hill) Financial Literacy Now partnership:

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Welcome to the Talking Financial Literacy Community @ Facebook. We hope folks will join us to share links, photos, comments and discussion. But the discussion board will especially be a space to share resources, plans for integrating financial literacy in classes and support as all of us pose new ideas. ho will be first and second to share who


they are, their basic interests in this area and any needs or resources?


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  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10


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