West Side faith and community leaders have raised $43,850 of $150,000 seed money needed to get a match from philanthropic groups. The Leaders Network is asking others to join the founders circle and commit to making a $5,000 contribution.
Learn about building your credit, developing property, rental and home ownership, and more at the free event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Michele Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison St. Sponsors include Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank.
Last week’s financial literacy program was the first of multiple citywide events aimed to help residents learn to rebuild credit, buy homes and reduce dependency on currency exchanges. The next event is in Englewood Oct. 27.