Bethlehem Center To Present Event "Board The Bus To Financial Literacy" March 17

Friday, March 9, 2018

A workshop, "Board The Bus To Financial Literacy," will be presented on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W 38th St.  The free event includes workshops on credit scores, budgeting and buying a home, as well as one-on-one credit score counseling and information on how to purchase a home using a Section 8 voucher. 

“I am so excited about the event,” said Gloria Dubose, projects and marketing manager for the Bethlehem Center. “It can help everyone from the family struggling to make ends meet to the person that’s financially well-off.” 

For those who need a ride to the event, transportation will be available to and from the Alton Place Apartments and Emma Wheeler Homes leasing offices.

Credit counselors will be available at 9 a.m., workshops begin at 10 a.m. and breakfast will be provided.

For questions or transportation, call 423-266-1384 ext. 3.

Board the Bus to Financial Literacy event partners are BB&T Bank, the Bethlehem Center, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Fourmidable National Real Estate Management and Consumer Credit Counseling Service.



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