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$TAND BY ME® RECEIVES SITE VISIT FROM FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICIALS

$tand By Me® receives site visit from federal and state officials who take notes on the exemplary financial empowerment programs. $tand By Me® hosted several federal officials on November 7 who came to Delaware to learn more about how our program works to empower Delawareans with their finances. Delaware Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf and United Way Vice President and CFO Jerry Hunter greeted the visitors in an early morning gathering that preceded a day-long tour, meeting with $tand By Me partners, customers, and staff. […]

November 28th, 2014|

SBM AND STATE OF DELAWARE DEMONSTRATE BEST PRACTICES IN FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT AT NATIONAL ASSET-BUILDING CONFERENCE

Delaware was well represented at a recent conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The event focused on advances in cutting-edge strategies for asset building and economic development. Delaware Cabinet Secretary Rita Landgraf was a plenary speaker at the Assets Learning Conference. She spoke to a group of federal employees seeking ideas on how government can strengthen its involvement in this work. She was joined by high-ranking leaders in the Obama administration whose vision and goals on financial empowerment were much in alignment with those of Secretary Landgraf. […]

October 31st, 2014|

CHILD CARE FACILITIES ADD ONE MORE SUBJECT TO THEIR CURRICULUM: FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT

$tand By Me® is working with Head Start centers throughout Delaware, as well as with many private and nonprofit child care centers, to provide personal financial coaching to staff and families served by the centers. Four coaches, two of whom are bilingual in Spanish and one who is bilingual in Haitian Creole, are fanning out across the state to work with the centers. The Office of Early Learning and the Office of Childcare Licensing have worked with $tand By Me® to qualify program services within Delaware’s child care quality initiative, STARS, as either an employee benefit or a community service. This way, centers not only benefit by making these services available to their staff and families, but they also add value toward their quality rating. […]

October 15th, 2014|