CHICAGO CITY TREASURER KURT SUMMERS JOINS END OF YEAR “BANK ON CHICAGO” FAMILY BANK DAY IN THE WOODLAWN COMMUNITY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

CHICAGO CITY TREASURER KURT SUMMERS JOINS END OF YEAR
“BANK ON CHICAGO” FAMILY BANK DAY IN THE WOODLAWN COMMUNITY
The Monroe Foundation, the Black Star Project and National Black Wall Street Chicago
Collaborate to Put Families in Bank Accounts….Not Currency Exchanges!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 13th
“As Chairman of The Monroe Foundation’s Community Reinvestment Project, and lead community spokesperson for the BANK ON CHICAGO community partnership with former City Treasurer Stephanie Neeley, it was an honor to have the former City Treasurer at the kick off event and fitting now to have the new City Treasurer at our end of the year event.
(Mark S. Allen, Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago)


 
Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers
 
 
PRESS RELEASE –December 10, 2014
 CONTACT: Otis Monroe (773) 315-9720 –Mark Allen (773) 392-0165
 
CHICAGO CITY TREASURER KURT SUMMERS JOINS END OF YEAR
“BANK ON CHICAGO” FAMILY BANK DAY IN THE WOODLAWN COMMUNITY
The Monroe Foundation, the Black Star Project and National Black Wall Street Chicago
Collaborate to Put Families in Bank Accounts….Not Currency Exchanges!
A “Holiday Gift for You……A Bank On Chicago Account” is the theme of the Saturday, December 13thBank On Chicago” Family Bank Day event at the AKArama Community Service Center, 6220 South Ingleside, at 9:30a.m. in the Woodlawn community.
Families seeking to break-a-away from paying check cashing fees at currency exchanges because of the lack of a bank account, can meet with banking representatives of First Midwest Bank to open a”Bank On Chicago” account for ten dollars on-site and receive a free One Year Family of Four Membership to the DuSable Museum, sponsored by PNC Bank , and  a “Peace In the Hood” shirt from the Black Star Project after attending a mini-financial education session, facilitated by Athena Williams of Performing Community Solutions, NFP at 10a.m.
Otis C. Monroe, CEO, of the Monroe Foundation, coordinating partner of the “Family Bank Day” with Bank On Chicago partners, the Black Star Project and the National Black Wall Street Chicago, stated, :”We are collaborating with First Midwest Bank and PNC Bank and the AKArama Community Service Center to help families prepare now for the upcoming tax season by signing-up for direct deposit of their tax refund checks and encouraging money management skills through a mini-seminar”.
 
Recently appointed city of Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers will join “Bank On Chicago” community banking advocates at the event on Saturday, added, “Bank On Chicago is an important effort to improve our communities and I look forward to working with you to expand its impact.”                                                      “
To attend the event, call Athena Williams at (773) 914-1534 or register on Eventbrite “A Bank On Chicago Holiday Gift for You”.
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Chairman & COO National Black Wall Street Chicago
(Rev. Willie T. Barrow Consumer Education and Consumer Action Project)
Founder/Lead Organizer, Illinois Voter Restoration Civic Education Project
Chief of Staff to National Chairman, National Black Wall Street USA
“And The Ordinary People Said” News Blog, www.chicagonow.com
Chairman, Community Reinvestment Organizing Project
Listed in 2012 Edition Who’ Who In Black Chicago
4655 South King Drive, Suite 203
Chicago, Illinois 60653
(Office) 773-268-6900 or direct 773-392-0165
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen “one of Chicago’s legendary political activists and one of the best organizers of his generation”

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