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.
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