Roles and Responsibilites
CFA's agree to:
Participate in one of three available 2-day training options
Develop and submit a plan and budget for financial education projects
Try new things to help GetLifted discover innovative and best practices
Reach at least 35-50 North Minneapolis or Eastside St. Paul community members with financial education
Events may be one on one, small groups, large presentation, etc.
Ensure evaluation material are collected for reach person they reach
Attend the celebration and awards event in August 2018
Stay in regular contact with the LSS Point of Contact below should there be any questions or changes in their ability to fulfill these roles and responsibilities
CFA’s are encouraged to compete for prizes for event impact and innovation
Payment for services
The Community Financial Ambassador will be paid a total of $3,500 for their fulfillment of the above roles and responsibilities.
Payment Schedule-CFA’s will be paid as they complete activities along the timeline:
Attend Financial Education 2-Day training: $1,000
Submit events plan and budget: $500
Reach 35-50 people through events: $1,500
Attend awards celebration: $500
Additional payment is possible through cash prizes (1,000-4,000) to reward innovation, impact, and outcomes.
Interested individuals should send a current resume and a one-two page letter of interest briefly detailing their experience providing community financial education, their personal experience which has led them to want to be involved with this initiative, and how they would bring creativity and innovation into their work to create an impact.
Materials can be sent to The Day Foundation:
Mail: 4112 Chicago Ave South Suite 9 Minneapolis, MN 55407
If there are any questions, please contact us via email or phone (612) 998-7038
All materials must be received by August 21st (no exceptions will be made)
Decisions on selected CFA’s will be made no later than August 25th
Community Financial Ambassadors
The Day Foundation is seeking individuals who have experience with diverse populations in East Side St. Paul and the North Minneapolis communities to serve as Community Financial Ambassadors (CFA’s). a background in finance is helpful but not mandatory. CFA’s in partnership with the Day Foundation, as part of the GitLfted institute through Lutheran Social Services will deliver community financial education training to individuals aimed at improving financial literacy and reducing the stigma around debt
GetLifted is a new initiative to create lasting financial wellness and reduce shame and stigma surrounding personal debt in the North Side of Minneapolis and East Side of St. Paul. GetLifted takes traditional financial education a step further. Community members will not only be provided with knowledge, but also financially empowered and supported to be truly innovative as they share their financial knowledge. GetLifted is about taking risks and working together to find solutions to financial distress. There are so many creative people within both neighborhoods who want to help. This initiative will provide both the resources and opportunity to make a difference. Although LSS Financial Counseling is organizing this initiative, it will truly be driven by the passion and hard work of community members.
The East Side of St. Paul and the North Side of Minneapolis are diverse communities that include active, hardworking, connected, and experienced individuals and organizations who are committed to neighborhood revitalization. They also bear the scars of historic disinvestment where many residents struggle to make ends meet.
Our goal is to empower individuals in these communities with financial capability. Together we can leverage the knowledge and networks of existing and emerging leaders to share financial tools and resources, and inspire our neighbors to do the same.
This unprecedented initiative, with a goal of reaching 2,500+ community members, is made possible through generous funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation on behalf of Wells Fargo.
CFA’s selected to participate in GetLifted will receive financial education training to share with their community. This will include all four aspects of real-life financial issues individuals and families face:
Budgeting in a way that can create savings;
Reducing debt and building assets;
Building a good credit score; and
Protecting consumers from scams and identity theft.