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Our financial literacy counseling program serves communities of color within Washington, DC. We provide financial literacy programs for communities of color including students, and small business owners (clients).

We also provide high quality one-on-one counseling and financial aid advice for K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and community organizations that serve people of color, and small business owners.

Sammy The Saver

Finance Fridays

Financial Literacy Webinars

Mine Your Money

Friday, August 12, 2022
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Do you know how to Mine Your Money for long-term success? This workshop is designed to provide an overview of three of the most important financial planning strategies: getting ready for retirement, the basics of life insurance and how to protect your Individual Retirement Account (IRAs). Register today and learn how to better manage your financial future.

Speaker(s): DeWayne Ellis
President and Founder, The Wealth Syndicate, LLC
Registration Link: https: //

Understanding Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Friday, August 19, 2022
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Do you currently have student loans?  The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and the Limited PSLF Waiver workshop will provide you with strategies on how to reduce your student loan debt.  

This session provides an overview of PSLF, details of the temporary expansion, and the steps for federal student loan borrowers who work in public service.

Who should participate: Government employees, non-profit organizations, HR leads.

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Successful Retirement Strategies for Business Owners

Friday, August 26, 2022
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

This workshop will serve as a guide to inform participants on retirement’s best practices and risk management strategies.  The main topics to be covered are: the main types of business retirement accounts and how they can be used and successful retirement planning for professionals.  Preparing for tomorrow, starts today.

Speaker(s): DeWayne Ellis,
President and Founder, The Wealth Syndicate, LLC

Registration Link:

Borrowing While Black

Friday, September 2, 2022
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Join Dr. Tisa Silver Canady as she examines academic and financial outcomes for Black student loan borrowers. During this session you will receive strategies for borrowers to maximize collegiate success while minimizing student loan debt.

Who should participate: High school & college students, employees working in education.

Speaker(s): Dr. Tisa Silver Canady

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3 Critical Financial Statements Every Business Owner Needs to Know

Friday, September 9, 2022
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Every successful small business owner understands that it takes careful financial planning to grow and scale up. This workshop provides an in-debt overview of the 3 Critical Financial Statements that every business owner needs to know. An understanding of Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements can help set your business up for long-term success.  

Speaker(s): LuSundra Everett, EA, NTPI, CTC Principal Owner Everett Tax Solutions


I’ve Got My LLC, Now What?

Friday, September 16, 2022
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM 

Your business is now an official LLC…now what?  This workshop provides you with the tools you need to understand your new business status including: when to file an annual report, how to pay the boss, good standing status and administrative tasks required to maintain your LLC status.

Speaker(s): Stefanie Magness, CEO, Legit My Biz and DCSBDC Business Counselor

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