Calendar of Upcoming Events
Financial Education Classes
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) calendar lists financial education classes and events submitted by community organizations throughout Washington state. View the calendar here>
If your organization offers financial education classes, be sure to submit them to the DFI calendar.
Other Upcoming Events
Bank On Washington Morning Coffee Hour
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT
Topic: Legal Financial Obligations: What You Need to Know and Current Reform Efforts
Join Nick Allen with Columbia Legal Services to learn more about legal financial obligations (LFOs) – debts imposed by the courts on people who are convicted of crimes in Washington state. LFOs have been identified as a major barrier to successful reentry for people with criminal convictions. Nick will provide an overview of the law on LFOs and why they are a barrier to successful reentry, how individuals may be able to obtain relief from LFOs, and recent legislative efforts to reform Washington’s LFO scheme.
Our morning Coffee Hour discussion will focus on legal financial obligations:
- Barriers to accessing mainstream financial products and services
- Organizations who can assist
- Legislative updates and reform efforts
Nick Allen is the deputy director of advocacy at Columbia Legal Services (CLS), a statewide non-profit civil legal aid provider. Nick started at CLS as an Equal Justice Works fellow working on issues addressing criminal debt in Washington state. At CLS, he primarily engages in systemic advocacy focused on ending mass incarceration in Washington, including class action litigation and policy advocacy on behalf of people in prisons and jails. Nick is a graduate of Seattle University School of Law.
Convened by the Financial Empowerment Network (FEN), Bank On Washington is dedicated to helping improve the financial stability of the unbanked and underbanked residents of our community by connecting them to safe and affordable mainstream accounts in banks and credit unions, raising public awareness of these efforts and opportunities, and otherwise expanding access to financial education and other financial empowerment opportunities.