“We are thrilled about the increased services that will be available to students through the FIRST Center, thanks to our longtime partner, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®,” said Capital Community College President Wilfredo Nieves. “Many students suspend their education due to financial challenges, and this will provide them with the critical support they need to address these situations, remain in college, and graduate.”
The centerpiece of the FIRST Center is a three-credit personal finance course, “Money Management for Life,” an introductory course that has run at CCC since 2013, with all course fees, books and materials covered by Guardian. Expanded workshops and coaching services provided in partnership with the Center for Urban Research and Training (CURET), Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), Hartford Community Loan Fund, and the United Way, on personal finance for adult immigrants pursuing health careers, and individual financial coaching to pay for college, start a small business, own a home, or plan for retirement.
“Guardian’s support for the FIRST Center comes directly from our values as a company: people count, we do the right thing, and we hold ourselves to very high standards,” said Tracy Rich, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “We have worked with Capital Community College since 2013 to deliver programs that will help students persist and complete their college studies to enable them to reach their career and life goals.”
For more information on the FIRST Center, contact Daniel Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-906-5138.
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