Economic empowerment is essential to helping low and moderate income areas grow to become prosperous communities. Without economic empowerment, thriving communities deteriorate and contribute to other societal issues. The 100 hosts and participates in activities that promote economic empowerment and encourage community revitalization. Our initiatives are aligned with three objectives:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
· Pursue, implement and utilize programs that economically empower communities.
· Provide resources that expand knowledge among people within the communities we serve regarding financial literacy, family wealth building, economic sufficiency and entrepreneurship.
· Support community activities that promote commerce within the community, economic empowerment and community revitalization.
The 100 collaborates with other non-profit organizations to promote economic empowerment and community revitalization.
Recent collaborations and sponsored events include:
· Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Rededication
· Earn It, Keep It, Save It
· Job Fairs
· National Coalition of 100 Black Women Boys and Girls Club
· West Las Vegas Arts Center
· Teen Entrepreneurs of Las Vegas
In 2011, the 100 will launch a How Money Works series of Seminars. The goal of this seminar series is to increase financial literacy for local families. Session I is envisioned to have 5 topics related to “Introduction to Financial Literacy” and Session II is envisioned to have 5 topics on Economic Empowerment. The attendees will leave the seminar with a better understanding of money management, budgeting, savings, investing, utilizing credit, starting a business and business plans