2009 PHENND Annual Conference

Posted by on November 10, 2008

2009 PHENND Annual Conference

Registration is now open!

The 2009 Annual PHENND Conference will be held Friday, February 27, 2009 at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

The theme this year will be “Financial Asset Development.” It will cover topics such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, public benefits campaign, financial education and much more. All of these topics are things needed to help low-income communities become financially self-sufficient and of course, we will focus on how colleges and universities can play a role in this process.

The Keynote Speaker for the conference will be Karen Gross, President of Southern Vermont College. President Karen Gross has had a long and distinguished career as an academic and community development leader. For more than two decades, she was a Professor of Law at New York Law School where she specialized in consumer finance and over-indebtedness. In addition, she was, until recently, the President and CEO of an educational non-profit organization that designs, implements and studies programs to improve the financial literacy skills of consumers called The Coalition for Consumer Bankruptcy Debtor Education.

Workshops confirmed so far include:

* Volunteer Income Tax Assistance in the Delaware Valley

* Financial Education Opportunities at VITA Sites

* Philadelphia Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign

* Financial Education Clubs for College Campuses

* Foreclosures in Philadelphia

* The Benefit Bank & National Student Partnerships model

* Workforce Development Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania

Registration is at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xvlKeT_2faUjF3RqyrVFjDkg_3d_3d.

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