Take Charge America Partners with Phoenix Union High School District to Provide Financial Education to Staff

Some 3,000 PUHSD employees to receive free financial resources and
services to learn how to budget effectively, save for the future

Charge America, Inc.
, a national nonprofit credit counseling and
debt management agency based in Phoenix, is partnering with Phoenix
Union High School District (PUHSD) to offer personal financial
management and credit counseling resources and services to the
district’s nearly 3,000 full- and part-time employees.

“Changes in the payroll process for a select group of our employees has
prompted a desire to provide financial education classes for all of our
dedicated staff,” said Sherry Celaya, assistant superintendent for
business and finance. “As educators, we know that knowledge is key, and
we see our partnership with Take Charge America as an opportunity to
make a positive difference in the lives of our employees and their

Take Charge America will offer complimentary educational sessions at
each of the district’s 18 sites in April and May. Attendees will learn
tips and tricks about budgeting in a fun and informative manner. The
goal is to help people free up more discretionary income in their
budgets and “act their wage.”

Additionally, PUHSD employees will receive take-home resources that
reinforce the concepts shared during the sessions.

“PUHSD is clearly committed to improving the lives and financial
wellbeing of district staff,” said Take Charge America CEO David
Richardson. “These sessions will give thousands of Phoenix employees and
their families access to valuable financial tools and resources,
improving their personal financial health and setting them up for future

Organizations interested in financial education partnerships with Take
Charge America can contact Roxana Epps at repps@takechargeamerica.org
or (623) 266-6231.

About Take Charge America, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Take Charge America, Inc. is a nonprofit agency
offering financial education and counseling services, including credit
counseling, debt management, student loan counseling, housing counseling
and bankruptcy counseling. It has helped more than 1.6 million consumers
nationwide manage their personal finances and debts. To learn more,
visit www.takechargeamerica.org
or call (888) 822-9193.

About Phoenix Union High School District

Phoenix Union High School District is one of the largest high school
districts in the country, with 16 schools, more than 27,000 students and
nearly 3,000 employees. Phoenix Union covers 220-square miles of
Arizona’s capital city, and has 11 comprehensive high schools, two
specialty small schools and three alternative schools. To learn more,
visit www.phoenixunion.org.


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