Boise, ID–The Citi Foundation has awarded the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) a grant for $30,000 to support the Treasure Valley Economic Action Program (TVEAP) that provides financial literacy training.
The financial literacy course, a six – agency collaboration, provides individuals with empowering knowledge and skills that move domestic violence victims to survivors with the skills to create long-term financial stability for themselves and their families. More than 173 women have participated in the classes and
120 have graduated. Additionally, more than 88 individual coaching sessions have been held.
“We’re grateful for the Citi Foundation’s support in helping us provide our clients with empowering tools to enjoy the freedom that comes from having financial choices,” said Bev LaChance, WCA Deputy Director.
“The Citi Foundation is proud to support the innovative work of the Treasure Valley Economic Action Program,” said Laura Cobb, Vice President Public Relations at Citi Cards’ operation center in Meridian. “We believe financial literacy is at the core of building financial independence for individuals and families. This specialized program helps these women develop the critical
skills and self confidence needed to begin their journey towards economic stability.”
About the Citi Foundation
The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of low-to moderate-income individuals and families in the communities where we work so that they can improve their standard of living. Globally, the Citi Foundation targets its strategic giving to priority focus areas: Microfinance, Enterprise Development, College Success, and Financial Capability and Asset Building. In the United States, the Citi Foundation also supports Neighborhood Revitalization programs. The Citi Foundation works with its partners in Microfinance, Enterprise Development, and Neighborhood Revitalization to support environmental programs and innovations. Additional
information can be found at www.citifoundation.com.
The Women’s and Children’s Alliance,720 W. Washington, provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and transitional homes and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management