Without programs like financial education, matched savings programs, entrepreneurship, homebuyer education and credit counseling, many of our clients would not be able to take their community members, their institution, and their economies to the next level. We assist with the development and integration of many of these programs in a variety of institutions, empowering them to set their goals and achieve the impact they have sent their sights on.
Building Native Communities: Financial Education for Families offers expert training from certified instructors with firsthand experience in Native communities, who are committed to empowering Native communities throughout the country. BNC training delivers an innovative and culturally-appropriate training program to help Native organizations establish and sustain successful financial education programs. In addition, the Initiative offers follow-up technical assistance that allows participants to take advantage of a one-on-one customized approach to help them reach milestones in developing and maintaining a financial education program in their Native community.
BNC train the trainers are offered several times each year at convenient locations throughout the country. Oweesta staff are also willing to come train in your community. Please contact Programs Officer Tawny Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families offers training that will draw on fundamental Native values, returning us to the grounded belief that our clients must be the agents of change in their own lives. Through the training, financial education practitioners will learn tools and techniques to work with clients to create long-term financial behavior changes, set personalized goals, practice new financial behaviors, overcome challenges, and celebrate success.
Financial coaching trainings are offered several times each year throughout the country. Please contact Lindsey Sexton, Lindsey@oweesta.org, with our Financial Education & Asset Building Department, for more information.