Oakland Public Library (OPL) is partnering with Balance Pro (formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Services of San Francisco) to offer a series of workshops during the month of April – Financial Literacy Month.
Whether you are trying to bounce back after a costly emergency or planning ahead for college education or home ownership, this series has something for everyone.
Note: Some workshops will be held in languages other than English. See the listings below.
Here is a listing of April’s workshops from OPL’s website:
OPL’s Money Matters: Financial Empowerment Series
- Identity Theft Solutions IN CANTONESE
Identity Theft is becoming more common. Learn how to protect your confidential information and what steps to take if you’re a victim of identity theft. Call 510-238-3400 for info in Cantonese. Info here.
Saturday, April 9
Asian Library, 388 9th St. Suite 190
- Financial First Aid
A financial crisis can damage even the best money management plan. Learn how to gain control when crisis hits. Info here.
Thursday, April 14
West Oakland Library, 1801 Adeline St.
- First-Time Home Buyers
Home ownership starts well before the contracts are signed. This workshop covers all major pre-purchase topics such as budgeting, the down payment, credit reports, debt-to-income ratios, and the mortgage lending process.
Ser propiedad de vivienda comienza mucho antes de firmar el contrato. Estar preparado es una de las claves para proceder sin problemas. Este taller cubre los principales temas antes de comprar, como el presupuesto, el pago inicial, los informes de crédito, índice de deuda a ingresos y el proceso de préstamo hipotecario.
Saturday, April 16
Cesar Chavez Library, 3301 East 12th St. Suite 271
Para información: 510-535-5620
Tuesday, April 19
Dimond Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave.
- Understanding Credit
Credit: You need it, but how do you get it? You have it, but how do you improve it? Learn about credit approval and scoring, and how your money management today can improve your credit standing tomorrow. Info here.
Saturday, April 23
Temescal Library, 5205 Telegraph Ave.
*A special presentation of this workshop will also be held in our Second Start Adult Literacy program. Enroll to get literacy help and attend: 510-238-3432
- College Financing 101
As tuition costs rise, paying for college requires smart planning. Learn about long-term savings strategies, financial aid, and other ways to make college a reality. This workshop is for all students and families preparing for college. Info here.
Saturday April 23
Main Library, 125 14th Street, Auditorium
- Basics of Personal Finance
From managing daily expenses to investing for retirement, learn the basics of smart money management and set personal finance goals. Info here.
Desde cómo manejar gastos diarios hasta cómo invertir para su retiro, aprenda lo básico en la administración de dinero inteligente y a fijarse metas financieras.
Tuesday, April 26
Melrose Library, 4805 Foothill Blvd.
Para información: 510-535-5623
For more information about the library’s Financial Literacy programs, call Amy Sonnie at 510-238-6931.