May 2016

Summer is fast approaching. As you prepare for kids to be out of school, or maybe a much appreciated summer break, you may be thinking about some fun inexpensive activities you can do with your family. We have a list of both indoor and outdoor activities that are perfect for sunny summer days. So get yourself a glass of ice cold lemonade and start planning.

If you happen to be free on June 2nd, we at Innovative Changes would love to have you join us at our annual fundraiser event. Click on the link below to register for the event.  

Innovative Changes fundraiser approaching. Get tickets here.

Financial Coach Coordinator Fellowship Position

The Innovative Changes  is seeking a team member to help us grow our financial capability programs. This Financial Coach Coordinator Fellowship position goes from July 2016 through April 2017 and will focus on  developing and maintain a local coaching program that will provide long term and systemic resources to  under-served  communities. 

The Financial Coach Coordinator will work with low income communities to form better money habits ultimately increasing financial knowledge and confidence, and suitability. The Coordinator will serve as the lead Money Coach during the tax season at CASH Oregon's Lloyd Center Super site.  Other projects to which the Fellow will contribute may include: coaching clients, data gathering and analysis, and workshop facilitation.
Things To Do Around Portland This Summer!

Are you looking for some fun inexpensive activites for this summer?
We have a list of indoor and  outdoor activities good for individuals and families. From visiting local state parks, to learning a new skill, or even volunteering your time to better Portland, the possabilities are endless this summer. 
Arts and Crafts for Summer!

In need of some crafting ideas for kids this summer? These fun DIY activites are perfect for those hot and sunny summer days. 

Credit Tip of the Month
Reviewing your credit report frequently ensures that you have up to date information on what is making up your credit score. was created by federal law so that each person can view one credit report from each of the three credit bureaus each year. You can pull and review your credit report on your own, or come in for our Building, Repairing, and Protecting Your Credit workshop on May 31st. Sign up here!
 Upcoming Workshops & Orientationscb
The next  Financial Household Resiliency workshops will be:
Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday early afternoons 10:00-12:00 pm

May 27th: Building, Repairing and Protecting Credit
May 31st: Building, Repairing and Protecting Credit
June 3rd: Making Ends Meet
June 10th: Budgeting and Savings
June 17th: Hands On Banking
June 24th: Building, Repairing, and Protecting Credit
This workshop series will be held at ouroffice in 2027 Lloyd Center Mall.
You can  register for the classes  
Our next  Credit Builder Orientations will be:

EN ESPAƑOL, martes, 24 de mayo, 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday,  June 3rd 1-2 pm
Friday, June 10th 1-2 pm
Wednesday,  June 15th 5:30-6:30 pm
Thursday,  June 23rd 5:30-6:30
All take place at our office, 2027 Lloyd Center.
Register  here.
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