Center for Financial Empowerment to Host Free Financial Literacy Workshops

Members of the local community are invited to learn more about money management

Aug 06, 2013 | News & Press



Contact: PCGCampbell – Kyle Reuter (424) 903-3657 (

IRWINDALE, Calif. (August 6, 2013) – The Center for Financial Empowerment, formerly the SCE FCU Foundation, will host three 90-minute personal finance workshops to help educate members of the local community learn the importance of money management. The workshops are open to the public and are free of cost.

We established the Center because we saw a real need in the community – with all ages, and especially with youth, that they are simply not prepared to properly manage their finances,” said George Poitou, SCE Federal Credit Union COO and Center Board member. “The credit union offers fairly priced financial services to many underserved communities in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and wanted to offer real financial literacy training to them as well. Through the Center, we’re pleased to invite the community to take advantage of these valuable workshops.

Workshop participants will learn about setting a saving and spending plan to help achieve life’s priorities; what smart money habits will provide future financial success; steps to improve their credit score and manage debt; and how to get their finances ready to buy a home.

All workshops are from 10am to 11:30am and will take place at SCE Federal Credit Union’s corporate office: 12701 Schabarum Ave., Irwindale.

·         August 10, 2013: Money Motivation for Youth (ages 13-19)

·         August 17, 2013: Take Charge of Your Credit (ages 20 and older)

·         September 14, 2013: The Road to Home Ownership (ages 20 and older)

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The Center for Financial Empowerment is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable agency whose mission is to educate underserved youth and families in the principles of personal finance. The Center partners with schools and community organizations in Southern California and Southern Nevada to offer financial education, assistance, and improvement programs, giving people the power to make better financial choices and achieve an improved quality of life. Formerly called the SCE FCU Foundation, the Center changed its name in July 2013, to position itself for future growth.


SCE Federal Credit Union was founded in 1952 and currently has more than 46,000 members, $600 million in assets, several Southern California and Southern Nevada branch locations, thousands of shared branch locations across the United States and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs available to members. 

SCE FCU serves all of Southern California and Southern Nevada, with membership open to individuals and businesses, and is a not-for-profit entity committed to improving the financial well-being of the communities it serves, especially people underserved by mainstream financial institutions. With a strong commitment to volunteerism, employees donate hundreds of hours to local community causes each year. Additionally, the creation of the Center for Financial Empowerment, formerly the SCE FCU Foundation ( provides much-needed financial education to the underserved and high schools in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Duarte, Baldwin Park, Ontario and Lynwood, Calif.


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