Financial Literacy

For people with disabilities who are working to improve employment, credit and homeownership opportunities for themselves and for other people with disabilities. The Financial Literacy Group at Access Living collaborates with partners in the community and beyond to increase outreach to people with disabilities and coordinates a support group around credit and asset issues.

Access Living Financial Stability classes use the FDIC national financial education curriculum “Money Smart.” Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low and moderate income individuals enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

This is an 11-week course in which participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

The program makes a concerted push to raise consumer awareness about the benefits of learning more about their financial matters. Over the course of 11 weeks participants are equipped with materials and tools to help them better manage and take control of their personal finances.
Carleda Johnson
Independent Living Skills Coordinator