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Mayor’s Office to Host Event Providing Financial, Educational and Employment Resources Under One Roof


The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office, will host a free event Tuesday providing resources and information from Nashville-area financial, educational, and employment providers. Nashville-area residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about managing bills, working through debt, improving credit, opening a bank account, and planning for a successful financial future.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center at 302 Foster St. in Nashville. Participating agencies and nonprofit organizations include Metro Government of Nashville/Davidson County, Middle Tennessee Reconnect, Nashville State Community College, TCAT Nashville, and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, with support from Lyft and Postmates.

“Providing residents with the tools necessary to enhance their lives is a key focus of my administration,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “I am committed to expanding economic opportunity in our city, and with the help of the Financial Empowerment Center and its valued partners, Nashvillians can take charge of their finances and achieve their goals.”

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from Lyft and Postmates, two local flex employers, in addition to Metro and local nonprofit organizations.

“We are grateful to all of our private and public partners, who recognize that jobs, education, and personal finance are all inextricably linked,” said John D. Murphy, Senior Advisor of Economic Inclusion in the Office of the Mayor. “This event provides an opportunity to bring together these often independent issues and help empower our community members to achieve their personal economic goals.”

“It’s an incredible time to get an education in Tennessee. Students can achieve their education goals and overcome the barrier of tuition with programs like Tennessee Reconnect and Tennessee Promise. We’re pleased to be part of this event to help individuals plan for their future.” Said Laura Moran, Nashville State Community College Director of Admissions. “This event is a great time to bring our Nashville community together and arm them with more information about how Lyft can be a flexible way to earn additional income,” Sam Nadler, Lyft Nashville General Manager.

Nashville Empowerment Center

The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) is a program of the Office of Mayor Megan Barry in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.  It provides free, professional financial counseling to Nashvillians citywide. To date, the Nashville FEC team has helped clients reduce their debt by over $5 million and helped them increase their savings by over $800,000. The Nashville FEC initiative is a private-public partnership, supported in part by generous donations made to the Financial Empowerment Center Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Nashville State Community College

Nashville State Community College is a two-year institution serving Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart counties. Nashville State Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and complies with nondiscrimination laws: Title VI, Title IX-Section 504 and the ADA. Registration for Spring 2018 classes at Nashville State Community College opens on November 6, 2017, so apply today. For more information, please contact Laura Moran and NSCC Admissions at 615-353-3215 or by email at

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