Episode #534 - May 19th, 2021
Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of education. See how the Master It Classes are teaching financial independence in student loan debt and home ownership. Staying in the financial theme, My Dollar, Your Dollar is a children's book series about the power of investing. Neighbor to Neighbor is a community program that helps the transition from refugee to new resident and navigating the new surroundings.
Original Airdate: May 19, 2021

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    Master It Series

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    City: Goshen, IN
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    Becoming a master of your own finances is an important step towards independence and stability. Lacasa, in Goshen has a set of five classes known as the Master It Series. Participants learn how to best manage their money in areas like student loan debt and home ownership.

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    1. Chris KingsleyPresident & CEOLacasa
    2. Sheila SieradzkiVP of Client Empowerment ServicesLacasa

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  • May 19th, 2021 Photo Andrea Cramer, Khawla Amouri, Kokie Saidi More Information

    Neighbor to Neighbor

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    Imagine leaving your home and finding yourself in a place where nothing seems familiar. This is the reality for refugees who have made their way to the United States. Neighbor to Neighbor works to connect these people with others from the Michiana area to help them learn about their new surroundings.

     
     
     
     

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    1. Andrea CramerExecutive DirectorNeighbor to Neighbor
    2. Khawla AmouriBoard MemberNeighbor to Neighbor
    3. Kokie SaidiParticipantNeighbor to Neighbor

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    My Dollar, Your Dollar

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    "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child aside from the basics. Investments and trading are two things that she covers in her children's book that she hopes will help their futures and give them a head start towards acquiring generational wealth.

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    1. Latoya HolmesEntrepreneurMy Dollar, Your Dollar

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    Empowerment Zone

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    The South Bend Empowerment Zone is an organization that sees where improvements need to be made towards a child's education, and they are doing what it takes to ensure that their is a progressive flow from elementary to middle and beyond. They do so by providing much needed love, support, and empowerment to the families that attend their schools.

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    1. Kiersten JamesTeacher LeaderEmpowerment Zone
    2. Samantha SmithPrincipalWilson Elementary School
    3. Isaias SolisExecutive Director of Systems & School SupportsEmpowerment Zone

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