RSVP for ‘Your Money Matters’ Workshop by February 14

Alain Locke Charter School invites you to join us for the free “Your Money Matters” financial literacy workshop.

Made possible in partnership with Chicago-based LADDERUP, “Your Money Matters” will offer strategies for making the most of your finances. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at Alain Locke.

Interested in attending? RSVP to Ms. Foster by February 14 at (773) 265-7255 or

You’ll learn about:

Banking and Saving

  • How to choose the right bank account
  • The power of compound interest
  • Saving strategies
  • How to maintain a checking account
  • Finding a high-yield savings account


  • Budgeting strategies
  • Fixed vs. flexible expenses
  • Setting financial goals
  • Tracking your expenses
  • Using online applications to help maintain your budget

Credit Control

  • The good, the bad and the ugly aspects of credit
  • How to be smart about credit
  • Why a good credit score is so important

This workshop is brought to you by LADDERUP, a Chicago-based organization that has worked to provide financial resources to local residents since 1994. For more information, visit:

RSVP for “Your Money Matters” by contacting Ms. Foster by Friday, February 14 at (773) 265-7255 or

Join us for “Your Money Matters”

When: 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19

Where: Alain Locke Charter School; 3141 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60612

The workshop will be bilingual, with all materials being made available in both English and Spanish.