Thursday, July 30, 2009

Jacksonville Community Empowerment Expo

The Community Empowerment Expo (CEE) will take place 8:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Downtown Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.

CEE will offer tangible resources and result-producing workshops to people who live below, at or just above the poverty line. This program has been carefully designed to bring businesses and non-profits together to provide real help to individuals seeking to improve their economic situation.

Workshops will focus on key areas that can and will help improve individual economic status, including:

credit repair
career building
operating on a limited budget
building wealth
leading a healthy life
housing and foreclosure issues
advanced training and education
All workshops will result in a tangible resource for each attendee to take away from the Expo to help improve their quality of life. For example, a career building workshop will not only discuss the importance of a resume, but each person participating will leave with a professionally-designed resume.

Resource Expo
The Resource Expo will include more than 50 partnering agencies, businesses and organizations. In keeping with the CEE focus, each partner must offer a program or service for attendees. For example, a banking institution may offer a no-fee checking account to everyone who registers for and attends a banking workshop following the expo.

Please check back often as the Sept. 12 date for the Community Empowerment Expo nears. This site will be updated with information on specific workshops and resources committed to the event, as well as tips on how to prepare for the Expo in order to get the most out of it.

Community Empowerment Expo Partners

City of Jacksonville
National Disability Institute
Bank of America
ClearChannel Radio
Duval County Health Department
BluceCross BlueShield of Florida
Internal Revenue Service
Jacksonville University
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