Financial Literacy Workshop

Event Date: 
February 4, 2013 - 9:30am - February 5, 2013 - 2:30pm

On Feb. 4 and 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Northwest Indian College's Cooperative Extension Office will host a free two-day workshop that will give families the tools and skills they need to manage their money and take charge of their finances.

Participants will learn about:

  • checking and savings
  • the importance of a family spending plan and creating a monthly budget
  • understanding and accessing credit
  • how to dump debt, build wealth and help build your community

The workshop will be held in NWIC's Cooperative Extension Office kitchen (Building 20, next to St. Joachim's Church). Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants.

For more information, contact Edna Jefferson, financial literacy trainer, at or (360) 255-4414.

The event is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Office, Lummi Community Development Financial Institute, Lummi Employment Training Center and Lummi Ventures.

Northwest Indian College is a tribally-chartered institution that offers accredited bachelor's and associate degrees that are rooted in cultural knowledge. The college has seven locations on reservations in Washington and Idaho and is headquartered at the Lummi Nation at 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. For more information about NWIC, visit the college's website at or call (866) 676-2772.