Mad City Money Workshop
Mad City Money is a 2½-hour hands-on simulation that appeals to youth and gives them a taste of the real world—complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments.High school students take on the role of an adult in futuristic Mad City. They’re given jobs, income, a family, and debt. The challenge? Visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care, and other wants and needs while building a budget. The Credit Union has an office in town, too.
Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes—and suffer the consequences of their decisions—in a realistic, but safe, environment. Most participants are surprised to learn “I can’t have a big house and a new truck on my salary and still pay for day care and groceries.” Once the shock wears off, they reevaluate choices and manage their money effectively.
This workshop is being made available FREE.
Financial Literacy Program
The Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Chapter, Inc. (UFSCOC) and The Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Foundation, Inc. (UFSCOF) in partnership with a wide variety of community groups, delivers a broad based Financial Literacy Program to under served communities for an introduction to and better understanding of: savings, credit, financial terms, and products and services. The curriculum used for this program is derived from the FDIC Money Smart Financial Education Program. The community partnerships formed to achieve the above mentioned goals result in a program of empowerment for those who have traditionally not been included in this band of communication and consequential offerings. The UFSCOC has consistently and successfully leveraged its existing network of local resources to make mainstream financial products and services more attainable for our target market.
Small Business Sense Program
The Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Chapter, Inc. (UFSCOC) and The Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Foundation, Inc. (UFSCOF) in partnership with our corporate sponsors and other community groups delivers a series of workshops on a variety of topics that are highly relevant to aspiring and current small business owners. Workshop topics include an ongoing series of courses designed to teach business owners how to write a business plan and how to manage their business. Specific course topics include business plan development, marketing, financial projections, dealing with credit issues and credit repair, budgeting, and legal issues.
College Scholarship Program
The Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Chapter, Inc. (UFSCOC) and The Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Foundation, Inc. (UFSCOF) in partnership with a wide variety of community groups each year identify deserving young men and women from diverse backgrounds to award them scholarships to offset the cost of furthering their education. Since our inception, the Urban Financial Services Coalition Omaha Chapter, Inc. has awarded well over $15,000 in proceeds to deserving students pursuing college degrees in the areas of banking and finance.