Two community organizations 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, Inc. and National Coalition of 1oo Black Women, Tampa Bay Chapter are community service organizations whose mission is to improve the quality of life of their communities, and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African- Americans. Currently they’re teaching free Economic Empowerment Workshops, the first of which took place February 20th from 9am to 12pm at the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association.
Spearheading the seminar was Q Street Financial Services financial advisor, and 100BMTB member Brian Allen, who covered a variety of topics and situations helping attendees understand their current financial situation and goals and make informed decisions on how to move forward.
“With this seminar we hope to instill the ability to be self determined in creating dreams,” said Brian Allen “pursuing them and ultimately perpetuating them by establishing the mechanisms to sustain generational wealth.
Although there was only one attendee, the turned one on one personal financial coaching encompassed a range of information that was tailor made for the guest’s specific needs and interest.
“We want women to know their financial capabilities, and what they can do when they’re knowledgeable of how to apply the money that comes into their households.” Said Antonia Barber president of NCBW100 “ So I thought it not robbery to attend, because I’m a retired individual and I need to know how to invest my money being that I’m now on a fixed income.”
For more information on the program visit http://www.nc100bwtampabay.org or http://www.100bmtb.org