Mayor’s Office provides financial, educational and employment resources under one roof

The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office, hosted a free event recently providing resources and information from Nashville-area financial, educational, and employment providers.

Nashville-area residents learned more about managing bills, working through debt, improving credit, opening a bank account, and planning for a successful financial future.

The event will be held at the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center at 302 Foster St. in Nashville. Participating agencies and nonprofit organizations included Metro Government of Nashville/Davidson County, Middle Tennessee Reconnect, Nashville State Community College, TCAT Nashville, and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, with support from Lyft and Postmates.

“Providing residents with the tools necessary to enhance their lives is a key focus of my administration,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “I am committed to expanding economic opportunity in our city, and with the help of the Financial Empowerment Center and its valued partners, Nashvillians can take charge of their finances and achieve their goals.”

Attendees had an opportunity to meet with representatives from Lyft and Postmates, two local flex employers, in addition to Metro and local nonprofit organizations.

“We are grateful to all of our private and public partners, who recognize that jobs, education, and personal finance are all inextricably linked,” said John D. Murphy, senior advisor of Economic Inclusion in the Office of the Mayor.

“This event provides an opportunity to bring together these often independent issues and help empower our community members to achieve their personal economic goals.”

“It’s an incredible time to get an education in Tennessee. Students can achieve their education goals and overcome the barrier of tuition with programs like Tennessee Reconnect and Tennessee Promise. We’re pleased to be part of this event to help individuals plan for their future,” said Laura Moran, Nashville State Community College Director of Admissions.

“This event is a great time to bring our Nashville community together and arm them with more information about how Lyft can be a flexible way to earn additional income,” said Sam Nadler, Lyft Nashville general manager.