Financial Empowerment Program
In September 2019, the City of Fort Worth was awarded the Experience Matters grant through Cities of Service, a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. The grant was used to create the Financial Empowerment Program.
Cities of Service and its program partner, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) launched Experience Matters to mobilize volunteers to tackle education and economic related issues such as financial security, energy efficiency, and youth academic performance. The intent of this partnership, is to engage older adults as volunteers in efforts to address public problems related to the drivers of poverty, such as financial insecurity, planning and exploitation.
The Financial Empowerment Program is administered by the City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department. The Department is responsible for coordinating financial workshops, community events/programs, and referring clients to resources that will help our residents to become financially stable, including referrals to the City’s Community Action Partners Program and other non-profit agencies, financial institutions, and community agencies.
The City is initially focusing on Fort Worth residents in the Neighborhood Improvement Program target areas (Stop Six, Ash Crescent, Northside, and Rosemont). In the near future, the City will expand the financial program countywide and review sustainable efforts to educate and empower our community.
For this program to be successful, we are seeking participation from our ‘Experienced Matters Class’ community members that are ages 50 and older that are willing to draw upon their expertise and life experiences to help build stronger communities. However, we are open to volunteers of all ages who are friendly, team-oriented and ready to help make a difference in our community!
Please apply by clicking the link below for the volunteer position: Program and Event Support. If you have any other questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
Keep Fort Worth Beautiful (KFWB) is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful that has served our community for more than 40 years. Our mission is to educate and engage Fort Worth residents and businesses to take responsibility for improving their community environment.
KFWB has three goals:
- End Littering
- Improve Recycling
- Beautify Communities
We encourage all residents, businesses and visitors to become a volunteer to help prevent litter and make a difference in our community!
Visit our website for more information: fortworthtexas.gov/kfwb