ACS Financial Education Event


Shay Olivarria was the keynote at the ACS Financial Education event in New York City April 11, 2011. The event was held at The Children’s Place on 1st Ave and 28th. Everyone had a great time! There were some great vendors at the event:

CheckSpring (community) Bank – They are a local community bank that’s mission is to provide financial services to the local community. They have branches in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx.

Department of Consumer Affairs – They have loads of good things going on, but the thing that really stood out was the Safe Start Program. If you can’t open an account at a financial institution because you’re on ChexSystems you might be able through this program. Through the Save USA Program you may also be able to earn $500  for letting your tax  return grow in an approved financial institution.

Henkels & McCoy – They provide job services to 17 to 21 year olds that are not enrolled in school.

IRS – Darrell Weinberg talked about free  services in the city. Did you know you could get your taxes done for free.

SBA – They were on hand to answer any questions about starting a small business. Check them out if you’ve ever considered starting a business.

Candi Sparks was also there. She wrote a book called Can I Have Some Money? (Volume 3) Max Gets It! Pick up your copy for $10 on


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