Alpha Kappa Alpha and Regions Bank, to launch financial empowerment initiative for college students and underserved communities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 8, 2018) – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Regions Bank are partnering to help college students and underserved communities build financial wealth. The groups will officially announce the agreement during a financial education workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 10 on the campus of Tennessee State University. The workshop is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Psi Undergraduate Chapter, and will begin at 3 p.m. in the TSU Faculty Dining Lounge in the Floyd-Payne Campus Center.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority International President Glenda Glover, who is also TSU’s president, will join leaders from Regions and AKA for the announcement, followed by the Financial Education and Empowerment workshop.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha is extremely proud to have Regions Bank as a partner to provide the tools and resources to promote financial stability for our students, and our communities,” said International President Glover.
“Alpha Psi, along with all AKA chapters, will serve as a network to host financial education workshops with Regions to promote and engage students and underserved communities on best practices when it comes to spending, saving and credit building.”
Wednesday’s workshop will include Regions’ financial professionals illustrating how financial education leads to financial empowerment, and coincides with the sorority’s International Program, Target 3: Building Your Economic Legacy. The goal is to help more people achieve financial security and build savings. Under this initiative, workshops will begin locally on college campuses and increase to encompass underserved neighborhoods in cities across the country.
Financial professionals from Regions will work with AKA to deliver high-quality, cost-free financial training through interactive workshops for students and the community.