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Nevada Assets and Opportunity Summit Feb. 28
Published on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 (8:44 a.m.)For Immediate Release: January 2, 2013
Contact: Nancy E. Brown
Nevada Assets and Opportunity Summit and Legislative Day
February 28 and March 1, 2013
JOHN ASCUAGA’S NUGGET
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
The Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada will host an event beginning with a day of speakers and workshops that will focus on how to improve the financial stability of Nevadans. Topics covered include the increased use of savings, financial education for youth, innovative financial products, credit repair, consumer protection and financial counseling. The event will kick off with a keynote address from the Nevada State Treasurer, Kate Marshall. During the event, CFED will release the new Assets and Opportunity Scorecard for Nevada and offer recommendations for policy changes to improve financial stability. The summit will conclude at the State Capitol on March 1 with presentations on public policy options that will support increased financial stability for Nevadans. It expected that over two hundred nonprofit practitioners, experts, policy makers, and industry leaders from across the state will attend.
About the Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada (FSPNN)
The FSPNN has been raising public awareness and supporting the work of community groups who are providing financial education and asset building. The FSPNN is a community collaborative that has, since 2008, steadily gained structure, funding and capacity to provide access to financial education to individuals in northern Nevada. The FSPNN consists of several distinct elements: Free Tax Preparation and VITA sites (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), Youth Financial Education, Adult Financial Education and Bank on Nevada. This program helps maximize income, asset building and preservation, savings, establishing credit, debt reduction, public awareness, workforce development, home ownership, access to public and private benefits and entrepreneurship. The FSPNN is administrated by the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. www.fspnn.org