This "Financial Literacy in the Community" was run in 2010 and 2011, but you can view its collections and videos below.
Queens Library’s “Financial Literacy in the Community” is presented in partnership with local non-profit institutions experienced in providing financial and investor education to immigrant and low-income community members. Incorporating FINRA Investor Education Foundation Content Modules, documents created by previously funded Smart Investing @ Your Library projects and their own resources, these partnering organizations offer instructional financial and investment programs and services at Queens Library locations to immigrants and low-income Queens residents.
Programs are presented in both English and those languages native to the predominant ethnic groups in attendance (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Korean and Spanish). Financial educators from the non-profit groups accompany the presenters and provide individualized consultations to those participants who seek additional information, as well as direct them to their local community organization for more education and counseling.
The partnership also supports the library’s acquisition of written collections, DVDs and CDs on financial literacy in the predominant languages spoken by immigrants residing in Queens.
These collections can be found at the following locations:
Arabic: Broadway, Ridgewood, Steinway
Bengali: Broadway, Flushing, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Central Library
Chinese: Bayside, Elmhurst, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Central Library
Korean: Bayside, Flushing, McGoldrick, Mitchell-Linden, Central Library
Spanish: Broadway, Corona, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Central Library
Click here to view videos to help you understand finances in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and English.
Programs made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library, a partnership with the American Library Association.
FINRA Smartinvesting @ your library
Smartinvesting @ your library
American MidEast Leadership Network
Asian Americans for Equality
Credit Where Credit is Due
New Immigrant Community Empowerment
FINRA Investor Education Modules
For further information, please contact:
Fred J. Gitner
Assistant Director of New Americans Program and International Relations
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 990-0892
Fax: (718) 990-8626