Consulate General of Mexico in Miami will begin offering free financial services through new partnership with Catalyst Miami
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October 11, 2017
MIAMI, FL – On October 17, 2017, Catalyst Miami will begin providing free financial services to constituents of the Consulate General of Mexico over the next 2 years. Funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. with a $350,000 grant, the partnership is part of a greater initiative to increase the financial wellness of low- and middle-income immigrant families by providing them with critical services during their consulate visits.
“Our large immigrant population makes our city culturally distinct within the national landscape; however, our population also faces unique challenges in terms of building financial wellbeing,” said Gretchen Beesing, CEO of Catalyst Miami.
“This partnership will help us provide better information and access to financial services, empowering families to achieve their goals. Immigrant families work hard and contribute to the communities where they live; by eliminating barriers and opening financial opportunities their positive impact will be bolstered” said Consul General Horacio Saavedra.
Catalyst Miami’s experienced financial coaching staff will deliver financial services including financial coaching, family budgeting, access to emergency loans, credit building products, tax assistance, and savings opportunities. The coaching team has received various awards for using innovative practices in its financial work with low- and middle-income residents in Miami-Dade County.
Services will be offered at no cost on Tuesdays from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M in the Consulate General of Mexico offices.
About Catalyst Miami
Catalyst Miami believes everyone deserves a healthy and financially secure life; currently, two in three families in Miami don’t have enough savings to weather a financial emergency of any kind. For over 20 years, Catalyst Miami has committed to empowering residents to build better futures by providing family economic security programs, developing leadership and civic engagement, and building coalitions to address poverty. More detailed information about all their programs can be found on their website (catalystmiami.org).
About the Consulate General of Mexico
The Consulate General of Mexico in Miami is the consular representation of Mexico in South Florida. Besides offering consular services and protection to Mexican national's rights and interests, it promotes better Mexico-Florida ties in terms of trade, investment, tourism and culture. In 2017, The Consulate General of Mexico in Miami opened in 2017 its Ventanilla de Asesoría Financiera to provide information and coaching about financial topics.
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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