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Financial capability with Latino communities

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The financial capability team helps Latinos who are residing in Minnesota understand financial information and systems, and make sound financial decisions at every stage of their lives.

How we work

Our experienced bilingual staff:

  • Serves southern Minnesota and statewide as needed.
  • Provides information through classes in English and Spanish.
  • Offers sessions depending on the needs of our clients.

We are here to provide answers and help navigate the following topics:

  • Renting or buying a first home.
  • Sending a child to college.
  • How to prevent fraud and scams.
  • Getting student financial aid. 
  • Promoting healthy homes. 

Sample trainings

Dollar Works 2 training for Latino families — Using the Dollar Works 2 curriculum, we can help you organize and manage your finances.

RentWise training for Latino families — Whether you are a new or experienced renter, staff are here to help you rent your home wisely.

Learn more

Contact us

Gabriela Burk, Extension Financial Capability Educator
Phone 507-635-6325 and (C) 507-261-4277
Email: burkx012@umn.edu

Jose Lamas, Extension Financial Capability Educator
Phone 507-295-5316 and (C) 507-360-6251
Email: lamas006@umn.edu

Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Extension Financial Capability Educator
Email: salvarez@umn.edu

Reviewed in 2020

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