My name is Erin Howard and I had the privilege of interning at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region during the fall of 2018.
On Thursday October 18th, United Way partnered with Rhinebeck Bank to host a financial literacy workshop at Dutchess Community College. The workshop was geared toward building, repairing, and maintaining credit.
John Panzella, an expert in the realm of finance, delivered a masterful presentation on the ins-and-outs of credit. He covered a very wide spectrum of topics, ranging from what credit is, to how one’s credit score is determined, to the best methods for young people to start building credit.
If you attended United Way’s Community Breakfast in September, you may already know who ALICE is. If not, ALICE is someone you meet everyday. Perhaps ALICE is your parking attendant, the cashier where you get your coffee, the home health care aide for your parent, or the receptionist at work. ALICE is Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed.
This past year United Way’s Community Heroes Project has provided invaluable training for veterans, service members and their families
Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of being involved in the United Way, through campaign as a donor as well as on the Board of Directors. As a social worker who has been involved in the field of human services for more than 25 years, I can attest to the power of each dollar that I have been able to spare and contribute to the United Way over these years.