Seminar to view financial literacy


LEWISTON – Local leaders, educators, employers and policy makers will meet to discuss “Financial Literacy – Whose Problem is it?” at a seminar sponsored by the CareerCenter.

Several speakers will share their ideas, best practices and tools as well as answer questions about what individuals and organizations can do to address the issues of financial literacy. Among the speakers are Mark Millar and Florence Young from Casey Family Services; Charlie Swett, Internal Revenue Services; Alyson Stone, Empower Lewiston; Jill Larom, Coastal Enterprises Inc.; Tammie Grieshaber, Creative Cycles; Peter Rinck, Rinck Advertising; and Candace Sanborn, Encompass Marketing.

The conversations will focus on breaking the cycle of poverty, asset development, defining financial literacy, predatory lending practices, and how organizations and communities can work together to address the issues.

The seminar is from 8 a.m. to noon May 16 at Muskie Archives, Bates College. Cost is $5 for members of the Lewiston Auburn Community Education Coalition and $15 for non-members.

For registration and more information, call Kathy Jacques at 795-2858.