Educational program launches to empower Central Indiana youth & adults with financial knowledge
OneAmerica® today announced a $1 million commitment to activate a uniquely tailored financial literacy program in Central Indiana. In collaboration with The American College of Financial Services, the program will offer practical financial understanding to build a personal relationship with finance and drive economic empowerment, with a focus on narrowing the racial wealth gap.
The innovative program, to be funded over a five-year period, is a state-of-the-art education and empowerment experience that teaches important personal finance concepts. Utilizing The American College of Financial Services’ e-learning design and delivery philosophy and building upon The College’s financial wellness curriculum originally created for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Indiana program will develop into a more regional model, including not only colleges and universities, but also expanding into collaborations with other nonprofit organizations. The OneAmerica investment will now help deliver the program to education institutions and nonprofits in Central Indiana.
OneAmerica, The American College, Martin University, Ivy Tech Community College and other nonprofit organizations will collaborate to deliver the educational opportunity to the Central Indiana community beginning in August 2022.
Dr. Sean L. Huddleston, Martin University president and Lori Handy, vice chancellor of sponsored programs at Ivy Tech Community College, as well as several other community organizations joined Davison and Nichols for the announcement.