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Federal Grant Aims to Help Florida Women Go to College

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By Liz Freemanhelping Florida women go to college

liz.freeman@naplesnews.com

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Low-income women in Southwest Florida who want to improve their lives and go to college have three new friends to help them.

The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida has joined forces with Florida Community Bank and the United Way of Collier County to launch a new program, Becoming Economically Successful Together, to empower women to reach their educational goals.

The three entities recently received a federal grant of $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

“We have been working on it for several years,” said Brenda Tate, president of the women’s foundation.

Local candidates who meet qualifications and are accepted in the program will learn about…. Continue Reading at the Naples Daily News

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Florida Community Bank Partners with the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc., United Way of Collier County, Inc. and Hodges University to Launch Initiative Promoting Money-Saving for Education

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WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Florida Community Bank (FCB) has announced a partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. and United Way of Collier County, to launch a pilot program designed to empower women in Southwest Florida through education – Becoming Economically Successful Together (B.E.S.T.). The pilot program is funded by a $100,000 federal grant from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Assets for Independence Program. The federal funds will be matched by $100,000 in non-federal funds pledged by donors and corporate underwriters. As part of the Bank’s commitment to this program, FCB has pledged $20,000 in support of the required match.

B.E.S.T. is a program for working women, earning low to moderate incomes, who will now have the opportunity to…. Continue Reading at Yahoo! Finance

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Women’s Foundation of SWFL Announces Program to Motivate Women to Save for College

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The Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida has announced a partnership with Florida Community Bank, and United Way of Collier County, to launch a program designed to empower women in Southwest Florida through education – Becoming Economically Successful Together (B.E.S.T.) enables working women, earning low to moderate incomes to improve their lives by establishing money saving goals and setting aside a portion of their income in FDIC-insured accounts. Once the savings goal is reached, every dollar saved will be matched dollar for dollar to directly pay for education or training at a qualified institution such as Hodges University, a Foundation partner.

The pilot program is funded by a $100,000 federal grant from…. Continue Reading at Florida Philanthropic Network

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