All About the Benjamins is in partnership with the Youth Giving Network, a
monthly financial education program for middle-school to college youth designed
to foster personal finance, youth philanthropy and leadership skills through
What will you learn?
- The ability to define a want vs. need as it relates to finances
- The ability to understand the advantages of delayed gratification as it relates to finances
- The ability to create and maintain a detailed budget
- The ability to understand credit, how to obtain it, maintain it and protect it.
- Next class is Graduation on April 16 from 10am-1pm at our Blue Ridge location.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit our Admissions page to apply!
Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program where participants get an in-depth view of community issues, develop leadership skills necessary to assume leadership roles, and are exposed to community involvement opportunities. After participating in various programs, events, seminars, and workshops to prepare themselves to be effective leaders, participants are then encouraged to utilize their experiences by joining professional associations, civic clubs, public boards and commissions.
- Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce has chosen us as their inaugural hands on service day(s) Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd. We will host alum from the leadership triangle program on site to assist in many projects.
The Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association has two main goals – to provide opportunities for its members to meet and to keep abreast of community issues on a regular basis and to provide a recognized source of leadership talent for the community.
Congratulations to Triangle Family Services and thank you Leadership Raleigh!
We are proud to announce that we now have 20 interns from the area universities and colleges working at both the Western Blvd and Blue Ridge locations in all functions within our agency and integrated within each of our programs working 9,724 hours last month and saving estimated $145,000 so far this year.
A big thank you to our volunteers and interns as well as to those who graciously donate to us so that we may be able to function and provide services and programs to our community.
For more information on what you can do to help please check out our Adopt-A-Volunteer program. Whether you are too busy to donate your time, consider monetary donation, with one click, you can help make an impact on your neighbor’s life and further change the Triangle area.
Identity Theft- how to protect your good name from identity thieves. This workshop topic is one that often doesn’t get much atetntiion until a thief robs you of your financial identity. Be prepared by learning all you can do to prevent ID theft from happening to you.
- April 18 (Blue Ridge Location, Raleigh, 6-7:30pm)
- May 10 (Durham Library-East, 6-7:30pm)
- May 19 (Durham LIbrary-South West, 6-7:30pm)
- June 20 (Blue Ridge Location, Raleigh, 6-7:30pm)
Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Ginger Bread Benefit at the Umstead Hotel on Thursday, December 1st.
Each week we will be highlighting a workshop from our FREE Financial Education workshop class schedule and informing you when they will take place and what you can learn if you decide to attend!
This week’s highlighted class is
N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund (MPP) – an information session
that explains all the requirements to be approved for a zero-interest
loan that can make your mortgage payments while you are looking for
a job. It is for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their
own, or experienced certain temporary setbacks. In the Triangle
region, the loan amount is up to $24,000. The loan can be used in a
combination of ways to bring your delinquent mortgage current, to pay
your mortgage while you are looking for work, and even to cover your
payments while you are enrolled in a formal retraining program. The
loan is forgiven if you live in your home 10 yrs. Sessions held weekly.
MPP Info Session will take place from 10-11:30AM on:
- 3/17 (Blue Ridge Office)
- 3/24 (Blue Ridge Office)
- 3/31 (Durham Library (east))
- 4/7 (Blue Ridge Office)
- 4/14 (Blue Ridge Office)
- 4/21 (Blue Ridge Office)
All sessions are free and open to the public, but require advance registration – call 919-821-1770 or email email@example.com for more information.
We are happy to announce that this Friday March 18th the yoga studio Evolve off Oberlin Road will be hosting a grand opening to benefit us! Check out their website: www.evolvemovement.com for incredible offering and talent:
sign up on their email list firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of activities march 18th:
- Stop by for beer, wine & hors d’oeuvres: 6-9pm
- Pilates & Gyrotonic trial-sessions & demos: 6-9pm
- Yoga Mala w/ Tina Ventrella: 5:45-7:30pm
At Triangle Family Services, we host a variety of programs ranging from financial stability to mental health, and emergency housing. The story below is about a client who we were able to help and we hope this story will help our supporters understand better what it is exactly we do. Thanks for reading!
A single, 29-year old, mother of two children (ages 5 & 10) came to Triangle Family Services seeking assistance with housing.Tara had relocated from New York to North Carolina in June 2009 because of domestic violence. Tara was employed in NY, full-time at a car dealership. Tara and her children were homeless and living at a domestic violence shelter. Her abuser located her in NC and that’s how she ended up at the shelter.
She went from having some stability in her life to living in a shelter with no income. With the joint efforts of Triangle Family Services’ case manager and Tara, she was able to locate housing for her and her two children. Shortly after she moved into her new home, Tara gained employment. The position was temp-to-hire and the hours weren’t ideal for her because she was required to work evenings and weekends, which was difficult being a single mother in a new state with no family support.
Tara did not give up, she continued working while looking for another position. Right before her case was closed, she gained employment at a technology company working full-time with a salary that could support her and her family comfortably.
Tara stated that without the assistance of TFS she believes she would’ve had no choice but to move back to New York with her abuser.
***Names have been changed to protect the innocent.