Students create money management and budgeting course for transitional homeless residents

A group of graduate students in the East Carolina University School of Social Work recently created a money management and budgeting course for the transitional homeless population living in Jacksonville.

Elizabeth Lehnes, Michelle Pompos, Teri-Jo Davis, Portia Adams and Casa Woodbridge decided on the project based on needs in the area. The group was mentored by ECU professor Dr. Tracey Carpenter-Aeby.

 

ECU students and money management course participants are pictured at Phillips Park in Jacksonville. (Contributed photo)

ECU students and money management course participants are pictured at Phillips Park in Jacksonville. (Contributed photo)

The students partnered with the State Employees Credit Union and Jacksonville’s Trinity Baptist Church Bible Study group to offer a “Reality of Money” simulation to about 20 course participants on Sept. 16 at Phillips Park in Jacksonville.

 

-by Crystal Baity