US Bank Foundation helps Clark students become financially savvy
Thank you US Bank Foundation for encouraging Clark College students to save money and become financially savvy. A grant from US Bank Foundation supports Clark’s comprehensive financial wellness program.
“Financial well-being drives our purpose at U.S. Bank—to invest our hearts and minds to power potential for our customers, employees and the communities where we live and serve. We support community efforts, like Clark College’s Financial Wellness program, that help people on their path to financial health,” says Karen Kervin, vice president and community affairs manager in Oregon.
The program offers one-on-one coaching, in-person and virtual workshops, emergency grants and referrals to college and community resources. Students learn basic concepts of financial literacy at the beginning of their educational journey during a student success course.
Studies show that access to financial resources, particularly for low- and moderate-income students, can improve student retention, college completion or transfer to other institutions and employment.
The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare systemic disparities and the need for enhanced services for Clark students who come from marginalized communities. Financial literacy is one of the college’s responses to this burgeoning need.
Explore more details on Clark’s website.
Other banks that are supporting financial wellness by giving to Clark College Foundation are Bank of America, Key Bank and Umpqua Bank.
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