Improving financial readiness in Akron
With generous support from the Lumina™ Foundation, Akron has been awarded a Flex Partnership with uAspire. Flex Partnerships with uAspire offer access to best-in-class webinar trainings in college affordability, designed specifically for practitioners and paired with turn-key tools they can implement with students immediately.
Lumina CPA Flex partners are awarded 60 seats at trainings of their choice, which they will select from the 2016/17 Training Calendar. This Calendar covers a host of critical topics across the financial aid timeline including: Introduction to Financial Aid and College Affordability, Comprehensive FAFSA Completion, Award Letter Review and Comparison, Understanding Taxes for Financial Aid and many more.
Summit Education Initiative (SEI) will lead efforts to help build Greater Akron’s financial readiness skills among residents in the Akron Public Schools, Barberton City Schools and Springfield Local Schools districts. SEI will also include out of school time partners that work with older students on financial aid preparation.