Free Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Program Launches in Tucson | Economic news
Community partners on a project steering committee include United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, JobPath Inc., Junior Achievement of Arizona, San Miguel High School, AGM Container Controls, Pima Community College, CPA Tucson, Startup Tucson, El Rio Community Health Center and Vib’n LLC, a Tucson-based company that offers motivational programs and interpersonal “soft skills” coaching.
Howard Stewart, CEO of Tucson-based AGM Container Controls, said he helped his sister – Singleton Foundation co-founder and vice-president Cary Singleton – choose Tucson as the town to launch its community program. financial literacy.
“I shared with her that we have a lot of challenges when it comes to poverty, and the Singleton Foundation is tackling that by essentially providing high quality digital content that virtually anyone can access,” said Stewart, adding that he had helped bring in other nonprofit partners.
Tony Penn, president and CEO of local United Way, said Tucson’s community engagement aligns with his organization’s mission to build financially viable households, noting that its annual tax preparation program helps Income tax with the Internal Revenue Service has helped put millions of dollars in the pockets of local residents.
“This content can change lives, it can improve lives, it can strengthen financial literacy, well-being and stability, and can make a difference in the lives of children, families and seniors in our community,” Penn said.