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Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Training

WHEN: Tuesday April 9, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  AND Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Quality Inn, 1030 E. Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND, Phone: (701) 223-1911

A block of sleeping rooms at the state rate have been reserved under than name “Community Action”.  Sleeping rooms will be at the Comfort Suites which shares a parking lot with the Quality Inn. Inquire for availability when making reservations.

COST: Training is $100 and includes materials and lunch.  Cost is free for North Dakota Community Action staff.  Agencies are responsible for travel and lodging costs.  

PAYMENT: All major credit cards are accepted thru our online registration. Checks are also accepted and can be made payable to Community Action Partnership of North Dakota and sent to: 3233 South University Drive, Fargo, ND 58104.  Registrations without payment if full will not be accepted.

ABOUT THE TRAINING: This is a two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop on the Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy curriculum and the learning circle method, a technique that builds upon the life experiences of participants.  Training participants will learn the technical financial information included in the curriculum, and gain skills in facilitating training and group sessions for people with low incomes. An application to the ND Board of Social Work Examiners for CEUS has been submitted.

Four Cornerstones curriculum strives to build financial empowerment through four core areas of financial literacy:

  1. Budgeting to Create Savings – budgeting that works, finding ways to save, and organizing bills
  2. Debt Reduction and Asset Building – how to deal with each type of debt, dealing with collections, building assets
  3. Building a Good Credit Rating – how to get one and read it, how to build good credit and improve bad credit
  4. Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions – resources and rights, scams to avoid, dealing with financial institutions

Because training relies heavily on attendee participation and interactive exercises, participants must attend both training days.  Participants will receive the Four Cornerstones curriculum, which can be integrated into financial literacy education and self-sufficiency services that their agencies provide.  Attendees will be asked to participate in evaluation efforts to measure the usefulness and effectiveness of the training.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Staff working directly with clients to provide financial literacy education and services in programs such as Community Action, transitional housing programs, emergency shelters, and social services. Training is targeted to new participants, not attendees of previous Four Cornerstones trainings.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For more information please contact Andrea Olson at:

2019 Community Action Partnership of North Dakota Biennial Conference

WHEN: October 1, 2019- October 2, 2019

WHERE: Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, Bismarck, ND, Phone: (701) 258-7700

A block of sleeping rooms at the state rate have been reserved under than name “Community Action”. Inquire for availability when making reservations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Community Action staff from across North Dakota.  All of Region 8 and partner agencies are welcome to attend!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: More information will be available soon!

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