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Upcoming Event
Join Common $ense and Brian Tran, Registered Dietitian from Hoya Hospitality for a workshop on how to incorporate healthy eating into your diet while staying within your budget! The workshop will be on February 24th @ 7 PM EST on Zoom. Sign up on this form and a link will be sent the day of! If you have questions or you have accommodation requests please email us at gucs@georgetown.edu!
 
Black History Month
Photo Archives, Black-owned Banks in the News, and Organizations
Established March 3rd, 1865, The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company served former slaves and their descendants (right). The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond was one of the first black-owned banks in the United States (left). 

Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap
Each month, we are reminded of disparities that persist across all aspects of life, but access to financial education has long impacted black and brown communities.
This month's newsletter highlights institutions that were designed to do the following:
Provide access to financial services
Increase financial literacy
Strengthen communities  

 
Black Owned Banks
There are 41 black-owned financial institutions in the United States. 21 of these institutions are not-for-profit credit unions. See a running list of these organizations here
 
Organizations Focusing on African American and Minority Financial Literacy
 
BlackGenCapital
A minority-owned investment fund at Georgetown - it's designed to close the access gap by creating a pipeline for minority students wishing to enter the financial services industry. Students will be provided with a 10-week educational series and learn the basics of finance. For more information, fill out an interest form .
 
The Council of Economic Education: Black History Webinar Series
Money Management Tip of the Month! 
Food-spending
Being intentional with food-related expenses can help you achieve long term money goals and cut costs. 
1. Save money by signing up for grocery store rewards and loyalty programs. Earn points on each purchase and qualify for future discounts. Some stores may not publicly advertise their programs, so be sure to complete a quick google search or ask in-store. 

2. Rebate apps are a special type of cash back program for groceries and gas expenses. If you are a shopper who plans ahead, you can find deals through apps such as Ibotta and Coupons.com. Download the app, choose your deal, and upload a photo of your receipt for cash rewards! 
 
Job Opportunities 
Summer Opportunities are now open!
All listed positions are remote and posted on Georgetown's Student employment (SEO) website. For any specific questions about employment opportunities, please contact SEO. 
Community Advisor for the Summer 2021 Community Scholars Program
The Center for Multicultural Equity and Access
$15.00/hour

The Community Scholars Program serves first generation Georgetown students through its five-week summer residential program and is currently seeking students dedicated to service and mentorship. This is a full-time position.  

Summer Programs for High School Students 
School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
$15.00/hour

The SCS offers various non-credit academic programs for motivated high school students during the summer. Leadership or supervisory experience is a plus. Applicants will not be required to work all summer. Apply by April 4th.
Program Assistant, Program Management
Executive Programs, MSB
$15.00/hour

This is a part-time position for the spring semester. Students will perform essential administrative duties, such as managing inventory and preparing welcoming materials. Work hours are scheduled between 4 to 7 hours a week. Applicants with a background in office administration are encouraged to apply!

Research Intern 
The Hub for Equity & Futures Initiative 
$16.00/hour

This position is open to students with an interest in educational equity and willing to work between five to ten hours a week. 
SEO Peer Advising Appointments (SEOPA)

Looking for 1-on-1 assistance? Peer Advisors provide general student employment advising with an emphasis on; Obtaining a FWS job, Navigating HoyaWorks, On-Campus Job Search Strategies, & Financial Literacy Tips. SEO Peer Advisors are a great first contact if students are not sure of the steps to take in finding employment on-campus. For more information on how to schedule an appointment with a student advisor, click here
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