Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment

Year
2011
Location
Brooklyn, NY
Amount
$75,000
Term
1 year

Founded in 2007, the mission of Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment (OIEE) is to provide low-income individuals and communities with financial literacy and community-building strategies. Based in Brooklyn, New York, OIEE has recently expanded its services to include a train-the-trainer process aimed at providing community residents with the skills and tools to impart financial literacy education to fellow residents.

Project funding supports OIEE's efforts in each of the CBMA targeted cities to 1) organize and facilitate financial-literacy town-hall sessions; 2) conduct community-based financial literacy workshops; and 3) train community residents and leaders to offer financial literacy trainings to their neighbors.