Prosperity Through Financial Literacy

Are you ready to get financially fit? Make your own holiday gifts? Eat well on a budget? Then join us for one of our classes, workshops and fun events ~

Whether you want to start a business, buy a home, cut food costs, or pay off debt, personal financial literacy is the first step to gaining control over your financial future. Our monthly classes and workshops will help you make more informed financial decisions and take control of your personal, family and educational finances. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

NWIC Student Orientation Workshops on Budgeting your Money

Offered each quarter during ORIENTATION WEEK at the Cooperative Extension Office, Building #20. Sessions dates and times will be announced. Come learn more about:

  • The true costs of college
  • Important deadlines for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • How to find funds for college
  • Costs of credit (student loans)
  • Creating a budget
  • Tips for making your money stretch

Snacks and refreshments provided! Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available! Contact Regina James, Financial Literacy Trainer at email; or phone @  360-392-4414

Building Native Communities Financial Skills for Families Workshop

This 2-day Financial Literacy workshop is offered during the first week of every month from 9:30 – 2:30 PM at the Cooperative Extension Office in Building #20. You will learn about:

  • budgeting
  • checking and savings accounts
  • shopping on a fixed budget
  • money values
  • credit and more…

All participants will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the class. For exact dates and times, please contact Sunny Guillory, Financial Literacy Trainer/Coordinator at or Regina James, Financial Literacy Trainer at Or call the Financial Literacy Program at 360-392-4280.

Do you want to get crafty and save $$? Plan ahead for the Holidays?

Then come to one of our Holiday Budgeting and Make-n-Take classes this October, November and December!*

Please check back for November & December dates and times. *PLEASE RSVP by contacting Regina James, or stop by the Cooperative Extension Office to sign up. Learn how to:

  • start planning ahead for the holiday season
  • create a budget for holiday shopping and gift giving
  • make your own gifts to take home!

All classes will be held in the Cooperative Extension Building kitchen (Bldg. 20).
Check our Facebook page for regular updates!

Cooking Fresh & Cutting Costs Classes

thanksgivingIMG_0215-174x134Want to eat well and spend wisely? Learn to cook with fresh herbs and traditional, whole foods that nurture your body, mind and spirit! Join Financial Literacy staff at the Cooperative Extension kitchen. Dates are TBA- check back for dates.

Student Holiday/Cultural Sharing

Dates are TBA- check back in the fall for more information. A complete holiday dinner and craft making for students, families, & community members.

Snoopy-Woodstock-Thanksgiving2-193x109In honor of all of our students, we host an annual Holiday Dinner and fun activities.  Join us for food, games and cultural activities! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information!

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