FINANCIAL RESILIENCE

GET CHANCE, GET CHOICE

 

Get Choice: We envision a self-determinant, resilient community that experiences sustained peace and joy.

 

Get Chance: We contribute to this vision by creating an equitable eco(nomic)-system that provides access to resources and opportunities to contribute to solutions.

INVEST YOUR STORY TO

TRANSFORM THE SYSTEM 

People say, "We are not poor, we judge wealth in a different way."

People are afraid to ask for the information because they feel stupid to ask.

Consumerism is huge. There are lots of feelings around stuff you "need". If you don't have it, you're not worthy.

Has to start with me - need to start believing that I can be financially stable.

it's a myth

What are the myths and assumptions we have about financial empowerment? 

How do you think we can break them?

Cheryl Matsumura, Co-Chair

As a VP of Goldman Sachs for 17 years, Cheryl guided investment portfolios for entrepreneurs and saw how small contributions made with a lot of passion and heart changes the world. She now serves as President of American Trading Company.

Sharon Hirota, Co-Chair

Sharon is an Executive Assistant to the Mayor. She is charged with overseeing the development of the Countyʻs Financial Empowerment Center, an initiative to end homelessness. Prior to her appointment, she managed the Existing Housing Division, and oversaw federal, state, county and private grants that primarily benefitted low- and moderate-income persons.

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