Financial Wellness "Lunch and Launch" on Monday, May 1, 12:15-1:15, 2W11
Does anything related to your finances keep you up at night? Are you worried about what is going to happen after graduation and if you’ll be prepared, finance-wise? Do you wonder about steps to take to make sure you are on the right track for you and your needs and goals? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes!” please join us for a special “lunch and launch” on Monday, May 1, from 12:15-1:15 in 2W11 to explore these and other questions related to student personal finance and how to optimize your financial launch and financial well-being once you graduate. We’ll hear from Tisa Silver-Canady, MBA, of UMB’s Office of Financial Education and Wellness on nuts-and-bolts and from other social workers as well who work in the financial capability and well-being areas within our community. Finances can be tough to talk and think about, but facing them directly and thinking them through with guidance and helpful tools can make all the difference. please join us! Lunch will be provided as well.

Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture Celebrates Financial Social Work Initiative’s 10th Anniversary, on April 6, 2017, Dr. Julianne Malveaux spoke on the topic of African-American women’s income inequality. You can view the webinar here

Free Webinar Series – Difficult Dialogues in Personal Finance: African-Americans and Financial Literacy
In honor of Black History Month, please join the UMBSSW Financial Social Work Initiative as we participate in a 3-part webinar series on the topic of financial capability and African-Americans. Webinars are offered by the Association of Financial Counselors, Planners, and Educators. There is no cost to students and staff who want to participate, but please email Dr. Christine Callahan at if you would like to reserve a seat. you can attend one or all three! All webinars are from 12-1pm; the first two are held in room 3E29B and the last webinar is held in 4E36 (computer lab). Titles and a brief description of each webinar are offered below:

Webinar 1 (2/14): African Americans AND Finance: From Slavery to Civil Rights: This webinar builds a financial professionals’ foundation for cultural understanding by taking a deeper look at the economic progression of the African American community from slavery to civil rights, analyzing both the strides and the setbacks made during this time.

Webinar 2 (2/28): African Americans IN Finance: Racial identity and More: The second webinar explores the unique connection of money and racial identity, taking you through the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 70s and into the present day, as African Americans begin to embrace their economic freedom in American society.

Webinar 3 (3/14): African Americans ON Finance: What Financial Professionals Can Do: Awareness Creates Opportunity. In the third and final webinar, financial professionals build upon what they have learned about the African American community and learn to apply this knowledge to better communicate, educate and serve their African American clients.

Schane D. Coker, MS, AFC, will facilitate the webinars. Schane Coker is a Financial Coach for the Financial Coaching Program, an initiative of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), serving veterans, transitioning service members, their family members, and low-income individuals in the Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe. Schane holds a bachelor’s in financial counseling and planning, and a master’s in family and consumer economics from Purdue University. He also has 6 years of banking industry experience working at a credit union in various positions, including a loan officer and assistant branch manager. His research interests include the financial capacity and stability of a consumer’s household, looking into how an individual or group of consumers making financial decisions based on their psychological, sociological, and economic background and history.

For more information about the series, please contact Dr. Christine Callahan at For more information about the financial social work initiative, please see



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