The NAACP Economic Department and the Environmental and Climate Justice Department will host their "Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative" at Dillard University on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The initiative provides economic education and resources to communities of colors financially devastated by the Gulf Oil Drilling Disaster and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike.
The Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative will supply local residents with access to hands on financial education expertise through partnering organizations, including the Mississippi Center for Justice, Operation Hope, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Financial Planning Association. The Initiative will also offer holistic credit counseling and guidance on credit rehabilitation, tax liability and filing insurance claims, and money management. . The objective of this Initiative is to reach community members, and explore ways for them to coordinate financial planning and education opportunities within hard to reach populations as well as provide them with resources to address pressing economic struggles.
"The Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative is a demonstration of NAACP’s commitment to bringing economic education and resources to communities of color that have been financially devastated as a result of the Gulf Oil Drilling Disaster on top of residual financial struggles resulting from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike” stated Jacqui Patterson, Director of NAACP's Environmental and Climate Justice Department.
To register for the Gulf Financial Capacity Building Initiative or if you have any questions, please contact Lillian Bowie, Director of Economic Research and Strategic Partnerships, NAACP Economic Department at 202-478-6400 or
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