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Foundation Grant Funds Financial Literacy Course

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Angela Miele of TD Bank and NECC President Lane Glenn

Angela Miele of TD Bank and NECC President Lane Glenn

Thanks to the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, Northern Essex Community College will provide a free one-semester financial literacy course this summer for non-native adult English language learners.

All classes will be held at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, June 4 through August 8, 6 to 9:20 p.m., specific days will be determined. The class can accommodate 18 participants.

Students will learn about money management, banking, credit, debt, home financing, and loans while practicing listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. By integrating new media tools into the curriculum the teacher will engage the students by making unfamiliar financial concepts as concrete as possible.

Anyone interested in attending this course should contact Irene Chalek, Executive Director, Center for Adult Education Programs and Practitioners, Northern Essex Community College, at ichalek@necc.mass.edu or call 978-659-1271.

The TD Charitable Foundation is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $100.4 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment.

TD Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.

TD Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD.” To learn more, visit www.td.com.

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