AMERICAN CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING FURTHERS COMMITMENT TO STRENTHENGING FINANCIAL EDUCATION AMONG MASSACHUSETTS CONSUMERS
Leading national debt counseling non-profit hosts more than 178 financial education workshops throughout Commonwealth communities in the first quarter of 2012
(Boston, MA) – March 30, 2012- American Consumer Credit Counseling announced today the successful completion of more than 178 financial education workshops in the first quarter of 2012, along with the launch of a strong second quarter lineup. During the past three months, nearly 4,000 consumers from across the Commonwealth attended ACCC’s free financial education workshops, which provided education on topics ranging from money management to identity theft.
“Arming consumers with financial education and resources is more important now than ever,” said Steve Trumble, president and CEO of Newton-based ACCC. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with so many organizations throughout the Commonwealth that, like ACCC, are committed to helping all consumers overcome economic difficulties and establish financial health and stability.”
Since the beginning of 2012, nearly 1,000 consumers from a variety of audiences that include youth, seniors, military, homeless, and unemployed, have participated in ACCC workshops. These workshops included education and personalized counseling on a variety of topics relating to the financial issues that consumers face, including money management, understanding credit, and identity theft.
ACCC maintains a strong commitment to non-profit organizations that include financial education as part of their programming including Father Bill’s and MainSpring, a Brockton based non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness in Southeastern Massachusetts.
“At Father Bill’s and MainSpring we have made financial literacy a key part of our workforce training program,” said John Yazwinski, President and CEO of Father Bill’s and MainSpring based in Brockton. “By partnering with training organizations such as ACCC, we are able to provide men and women who are recovering from homelessness with critical resources and education on issues such as budgeting and credit management – skills that are vital to achieving a stable financial future.”
All workshops are taught by ACCC’s certified financial educators. Following the workshops, ACCC’s expert personal finance counselors were available for more detailed, one-on-one counseling sessions where they were able to discuss individualized plans to overcome debt.
ACCC is kicking off the second quarter with innovative programming and continuing partnerships with a variety of organizations throughout the Commonwealth. These include the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, Framingham Community Partners, the National Guard, Rosie’s Place, the YWCA and Workforce Central. To find out more information on the financial education workshops available to organizations of the Commonwealth please visit www.ConsumerCredit.com. To schedule a workshop for your organization please call 1-800-769-3571 x708.
ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization, that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:
For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
For bankruptcy counseling. call 866-826-6924
For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
For more information on financial education workshops in New England, call 800-769-3571 x708
Or visit us online at ConsumerCredit.com
About American Consumer Credit Counseling
American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial health through education, counseling, and debt management. ACCC provides individuals with practical solutions for solving financial problems and recognizes that consumers’ financial difficulties are often not the result of poor spending habits, but more frequently from extenuating circumstances beyond their control. As one of the nation’s leading providers of financial education and credit counseling services, ACCC works with consumers to help them with the best plan of action to reduce their debt and regain financial stability. ACCC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and holds an A+ rating. It is also a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. For more information or to access free financial education resources log on to ConsumerCredit.com or visit TalkingCentsBlog.com.