United Way of the Ouachitas Offers Financial Courses to Clark County


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United Way of the Ouachitas offers free online financial courses to Garland County and all surrounding areas.

United Way of the Ouachitas in Hot Springs offers free online financial courses to everyone in the area surrounding Garland County, including residents of Clark County. The Financial Empowerment Center, or FEC, are partnering with local financial institutions to help the community reach their financial goals.

“Because we all know financial independence is security,” said Sarah Fowler, the executive director of United Way of the Ouachitas. “And security makes us all feel better.”

If you have a phone or laptop, then you can attend these classes. Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 10 and Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 unless stated otherwise.

All courses are virtual and you must download the application to attend. The non-profit organization wants to reach the community, specifically where COVID-19 has impacted many people. Not only do they provide free classes but also offer assistance in securing food, shelters and much more.

“Our goal is to really educate those in the Ouachitas region with the right financial tools to make better financial decisions on behalf of themselves and their families,” said Fowler.

The United Way Worldwide, and their partner agencies’, service area includes Garland, Montgomery, Polk, Clark, Hot Spring, Pike, and Saline counties.

For more information visit their website at www.unitedwayouachitas.org. To sign up for any of the classes, please call 501-623-2505 or email Sarah Fowler at [email protected] to reserve your space.