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Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions
Services: Financial Literacy
Description: Provides financial literacy training to groups ranging from elementary schools to adults. Topics include budgeting and credit, Mortgage 101 sessions. Additionally, as the regulator for a majority of the financial institutions that operate in the state, we assist consumers that may be experiencing problems with an institution through our consumer complaint process.
Clients served: Residents of the state of Tennessee
Fees:
Free
Hours: M-F 8-4:30 and by appointment when needed
Service Area: Tennessee
Phone: 1-800-778-4215 or 615-253-2023
Web: www.tn.gov/tdfi

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Middle and East Tennessee Area) and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (West Tennessee)
Services: The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are part of the central bank of the United States and are actively involved in economic and financial education..
Description: Outreach Programs: community partnerships, educator workshops, train-the-trainer seminars and educational materials.
Clients Served: Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and St. Louis work with consumer-interest groups, faith-based organizations, government agencies, nonprofits and other companies to provide the tools that people need to make informed financial decisions.
Fees: Free

Service Area: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Middle and East Tennessee), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (West Tennessee)
Phone:
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: (615) 251-7360 – Jessica LeVeen Farr, Senior Regional Community Development Manager; Jessica.Leveen@atl.frb.org (615)251-7239; Jackie Morgan, Economic and Financial Education Specialist. jackie.morgan@atl.frb.org
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: (931)579-4103 – Kathy Moore Cowan, Community Development Specialist. kathy.m.cowan@stls.frb.org
Web: www.federalreserveeducation.org or
Atlanta: www.frbatlanta.org or
St. Louis: stlouisfed.org

 

Roane Alliance for Financial Independence:
Roane County United Way

Services: Financial Literacy Education
Description: Financial Peace University Program – this is a 13-week program produced by Dave Ramsey. There is a 2-hour session each week consisting of a video tape followed by group discussion. Participants encourage each other to make major changes in their financial self-sufficiency.
Clients Served: Low to moderate income families and individuals
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom
Hours: As initiated by a host site; please call for more information. We will be seeking additional partnerships to host this program.
Service Area – Roane County
Phone: (865) 882-7711
Web: http://www.unitedwayroane.org/
Level of information: Beginner, Intermediate

Roane Alliance for Financial Independence:
Roane County United Way

Services: Financial Literacy Education
Description: Cooking and shopping education by UT Extension.
Clients Served: Low to moderate income families and individuals
Fees: Nominal fee – TBA.
Format: Classroom
Hours: Classes hosted periodically throughout year—please call for upcoming dates.
Service Area: Roane County
Phone: (865) 882-7711
Web: http://www.unitedwayroane.org/
Level of information: Beginner, Intermediate

United Way of Greater Chattanooga
Service Provided: Building Stable Lives Initiative
Description of Service: Callers to 2-1-1 are referred to the Building Stable Lives program for more intensive coaching and supportive services to help them become economically and socially independent.
Clients Served: Residents living in the service area
Fees: None
Format: Individual counseling
Hours of Operation: 2-1-1 is a 24 hour service but individual organizations operate under normal business hours.
Service Area: Residents in Hamilton County living in the 37407 zip code
Phone: 2-1-1 or 432-265-800 or 1-866-921-3035
For more information: John G. Hayes, 423-752-0356 or johnhayes@uwchatt.org.
Web address: http://www.uwchatt.org or http://cg.servicept.com/chattanooga

Knoxville Area Urban League
Services: Financial Literacy
Description: Budgeting and Credit Counseling assistance
Clients Served: General public
Fees: None
Format: Classes and individual counseling sessions
Hours: 8:00-5:00
Service Area: Greater Knoxville area
Web: www.thekaul.org

My Money Knoxville
Services: Personalized help from financial experts that can help with preparing a budget and money management ideas
Description: Budget preparation and financial assessment
Clients Served Greater Knoxville Area
Fees: Free
Format: Individual counseling sessions
Hours: Appointment only
Service Area: Greater Knoxville Area
Phone:
Dial 2-1-1 and ask for My Money Knoxville.
Web: www.mymoneyknoxville.org

Middle Tennessee

Clarksville Regional Alliance for Financial Independence: United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region
Services: Financial Literacy Courses
Description: Financial Literacy Courses
Clients Served: Low to moderate income families and individuals
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom and individual counseling services
Hours: Old Firehouse Day Shelter on Tuesday’s from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and at Workforce Essentials on Tuesdays from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Service Area: Montgomery, Houston, Stewart Counties and Fort Campbell Area
Phone: (931) 647-4291
Web: www.liveunitedclarksville.org
Level of information: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency
Services: Financial Education
Description: Financial Education Classes – various components of financial literacy training including: budgeting, money management, saving, and home ownership.
Clients Served: Low-income population.
Fees: Free
Format: Financial Education – class setting
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Class times vary. Tax preparation times vary.
Service Area: Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties
Phone: 615-742-1113, 615-742-1137, 615-453-2243
Web: www.mid-cumberlandcaa.com
Level of information: Beginning, Intermediate

South Central Human Resource Agency
Services: Families First
Description: Families First assist low-income families and individuals enrolled in school, assist them in job skills such as resume building, interview skills, basic money management etc.
Clients served: Low to moderate income families and individuals
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom and individual counseling services
Hours: 8:00-4:30 Monday – Friday
Service Area: Marshall, Moore, Giles, Bedford, Lincoln, Coffee, and Franklin counties.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
Services: Financial Education 101 for Refugees
Description: Financial literacy training, including: budgeting, cash management, savings, investing, and credit and debt management.
Clients Served: Newly arrived refugees
Fees: Free
Format: Class setting
Hours: Office hours M-F 8-4:30. Class times vary.
Service Area: Davidson County
Phone: 615-259-3567
Web: www.cctenn.org
Level of Information: Beginner, Intermediate

Community Career Center
Services: Work Your Money Program
Description: Provides financial education to low income individuals and assists with setting a budget, establishing priorities, avoiding predatory lenders and making sound financial decisions for the future.
Clients Served: General public (who fall in the low-middle income range)
Fees: Free
Format: Group setting
Hours: Call to schedule at one of our sites (M-Th 8-5)
Service Area: Davidson County
Phone: 615-298-6752
Web: www.mnps.org or www.communitycareercenter.net
Level of Information: Beginner, Intermediate

New Level Community Development Corporation
Services: Money Management Education
Description: Provides classes, workshops and one on one consultation in money management techniques, debt management planning, credit building strategies and financial planning.
Clients served: General public
Fees: Free basic money management consultations, small fee for workshops and financial planning course.
Format: Class, workshop and one on one consultation. Call for appt.
Hours: M-F 8:30-5 Classes, workshops and consultations offered in evenings
Service Area: Greater Nashville Area
Phone:
(615) 627-0347
Web: www.newlevelcdc.org

Martha O’Bryan Center
Program Name: Crisis
Service Offered: Financial Education
Description: The basic financial counseling and budget planning to meet monthly expenses.
Clients Served: 37206
Fees: Free
Format: One-on-one counseling
Hours: Scheduled appointment required
Area Served: East Nashville
Phone: 615-254-1791
Web: www.marthaobryan.org

Oasis Community Impact!
Services: Predatory Lending Workshops (Youth-Led)
Description: Provides a short presentation about the different types of predatory lending services and the dangers of using these services
Clients Served: Low-income families, youth, and anyone who may be at risk of using predatory lending services because of a lack of credit or other lending options
Fees: Free
Format: Presentation delivered at your location
Hours: M-Th 3-5 evening hours based on availability
Service Area: East Nashville and other parts of Davidson County
Phone: 615-242-6730 ext. 4051
Web: www.econoci.web.officelive.com
Level of Information: Beginner

PENCIL Foundation
Services: Financial Literacy
Description: Comprehensive financial fitness education – Provides participants with valuable basic financial knowledge to help them develop smart money management skills that will empower them to achieve financial independence.
Clients Served: Low- to moderate-income youth and adults
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom and computer-based instruction, individual and group counseling. Call to schedule appointment.
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
Phone: 615-242-3167 ext. 259
Service Area: Davidson County
Web: www.pencilfoundation.org

Residential Resources Inc.
Services Offered: Economic Empowerment
Description: Encompasses basic financial literacy to various investment products
Clients Served: All – especially very low to medium income levels
Fees: Free
Format: Educational workshops, individualized and extended counseling
Hours: W 5-7; Th 4-6; Appointments Only
Service Area: Nashville (Davidson – Rutherford) Murfreesboro MSA
Phone
: 615-650-9779
Web: www.residentialresourcesinc.com
Level of Information: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

St. Luke’s Community House
Services: Personal Finance Classes
Description: Classes are offered free of charge to anyone interested in learning how to make a family budget. Classes are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5-7:30 pm and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10-11:30 am.
Clients Served: Older teens through Adult
Fees: Free
Format: Please call to reserve your space.
Hours: Office hours are M-F 8:30-5:30; Class times vary.
Phone: 615-350-7893
Service Area: Davidson County
Web: www.stlukescommunityhouse.org
Level of Information: Beginner

St. Luke’s Community House
Services: Financial Literacy Seminars
Description: St. Luke’s offers free financial seminars for anyone interested. These are held once every 3 months and cover information regarding first time homebuying, preparing for retirement, starting your own small business, predatory lending information, etc.
Clients Served: Older teens through Adult
Fees: Free
Format: Class Setting. Please call to reserve your space. Information about these Seminars will be available in the West Nashville Newsletter, designed by St. Luke’s. Also, look for information regarding these on the United Way Intranet.
Hours: Office hours are M-F 8:30-5:30; Class times vary.
Phone: 615-350-7893
Service Area: This program serves anyone in Davidson County
Web: www.stlukescommunityhouse.org

University of Tennessee Extension
Services: Financial Education
Description: Financial education conducted for general public, schools, churches, nonprofits, community groups/organizations and worksites. The main areas of focus are: basic money management, homebuyer education, and retirement.
Clients Served: General public
Fees: Dependent on classes requested
Format: Classroom
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
Service Area: Nashville and surrounding areas
Phone: 615-862-5995
Level of information: Beginner and Intermediate

US Community Credit Union
Services: Financial Counseling
Description: Provides education for those dealing with issues ranging from credit problems to learning how to budget. Experts and Certified Financial Planners are provided as a resource to the member.
Clients Served: Membership open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Davidson, Rutherford, or Wilson Counties
Fees: Free
Format: Class, one-on-one, and telephone support. Call for appointment.
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30
Service Area: Davidson/Rutherford/Wilson Counties
Phone: 615-256-8712
Web: www.usccu.org

Regions Bank
Services: Educational Workshop
Description: Regions partners with local nonprofit agencies to provide various financial workshops.
Clients Served: General Public
Fees: Varies
Format of Services: Classroom
Hours: M-F 8-5
Phone: 615-748-2185
Service Area: Middle TN
Web: www.regions.com

Conexión Américas
Services: Sembrando Semillas Financial Education Workshops
Description: We connect Latino individuals with practical information about the financial system in the United States and about the importance of planning their financial future. Our workshops include topics such as savings and checking accounts, budgeting, understanding and building credit, homeownership and an introduction to income taxes
Clients served: General public, all services offered in Spanish
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom
Hours: Workshop times vary and can be offered during the day, in the evening or on the weekends, based on demand
Service Area: Middle Tennessee
Phone: 615-269-6900
Contact Person: Martha Zamudio
Website: www.conexionamericas.org

Bridges, formerly League for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Services: Financial Stability Instruction
Description: Provide a 13-week class on debt elimination, saving, and investment
Clients served: Adults ages 18+ who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom
Hours: Office hours: M-F 8-5, Class: TBA
Service Area: Middle Tennessee
Phone: (V/TTY) 615-248-8828, (video phone) 615-290-5147
Contact Person: Donice Kaufman
Web: www.hearingbridges.org

Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) of Middle Tennessee
Services: Classes and individual instruction in the areas of financial counseling and budget planning to meet monthly expenses, computer classes, GED preparation and examination, employment search, employment opportunities and one on one mentoring.
Locations: CWJC of Middle TN has two locations in Davidson County downtown Nashville and Madison.
Clients Served: Women and their children with low to moderate income of all faiths
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom and one-on-one setting
Hours: M-F. Class times vary.
Service Area: Middle Tennessee
Phone: 615-244-3669
Web: www.cwjcmiddletn.org

Woodbine Community Organization
Services: Financial Counseling
Description: Wide range of financial counseling services.
Clients Served: General public
Fees: Free
Format: Classroom and one-on-one
Hours: M-F 9-5
Area Served: Middle Tennessee
Phone: 615-833-9580
Web: www.woodbinecommunity.org

You Can Make It Home Ownership Center, Inc.
Services: First time homebuyer education, credit counseling, budgeting, MoneySmart and financial fitness education, and post purchase counseling.
Client Served: General public
Fees: Donation
Format: Group or individual classes
Hours: Call for appointment
Area Served: Middle Tennessee
Phone: 615-355-0005

WEST TENNESSEE:

DeNueville Learning Center
Services: Academic and Personal Enrichment Classes
Description: Assists women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families.
Clients Served: Women
Fees: None/Free
Format: Class
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 6:30 to 8:30
Service Area: Memphis/Shelby County and surrounding area
Phone: 901-726-5902
Address: 190 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Web: http://www.deneuvillecenter.org/index.html

South Memphis Alliance, Inc
Services: Money Smart Classes
Description: Provides economic literacy classes to women in the South Memphis area. The program comes with a complete take home manual with 12 different modules such as what is credit and how to use it, predatory lenders, a step-by-step guide to getting out of debt, and borrowing basics.
Clients: Women living in the South Memphis area
Fees: None/Free
Format: Class
Hours: M-F 8-5
Service Area: South Memphis
Phone: 901.774.9582
Address: 1048 S. Bellevue Blvd., Memphis, TN 38106
Web: http://smaweb.org/

Oasis of Hope
Services: Personal Finance Coaching
Description: Helping adults understand the basic concepts of personal finance to help address the areas of budgeting, debt reduction, savings, investing, banking, and helping them with their basic financial practices.
Clients: Open to public
Fees: None/Free
Format: Class or One-on-One
Hours: M-F 8-5
Service Area: North Memphis residents
Phone: 901-527-0074
Address: 932 North 6th Street; Memphis, TN 38107
Web: http://oasis-of-hope.com/

DeNueville Learning Center
Services: Academic and Personal Enrichment Classes
Description: Assists women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families.
Clients Served: Women
Fees: None/Free
Format: Class
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.; Monday through Thursday 6:30 to 8:30
Service Area: Memphis/Shelby County and surrounding area
Phone: 901-726-5902
Address: 190 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Web: http://www.deneuvillecenter.org/index.html

South Memphis Alliance, Inc
Services: Money Smart Classes
Description: Provides economic literacy classes to women in the South Memphis area. The program comes with a complete take home manual with 12 different modules such as what is credit and how to use it, predatory lenders, a step-by-step guide to getting out of debt, and borrowing basics.
Clients: Women living in the South Memphis area
Fees: None/Free
Format: Class
Hours: M-F 8-5
Service Area: South Memphis
Phone: 901-774-9582
Address: 1048 S. Bellevue Blvd., Memphis, TN 38106
Web: http://smaweb.org/

 
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