Citibank Provides Financial Literacy Classes in Pacoima

For the last nine years, Citi has generously given its time and resources to El Nido clients through “Taking Charge” classes in Pacoima. Multiple workshops are held throughout the year and are incorporated into the overall parenting curriculum. Per Liz Herrera, El Nido Executive Director, nearly 200 teen and adult parents participated during this past year and all gained valuable financial advice, including about budgeting, credit management, and saving for college and retirement. 
 
“I enjoyed the financial literacy classes because they helped me teach my children the importance of savings and I feel happy that I was able to open an account for them,” explained a participant in Citi’s “Taking Charge: Financial Capability” program. 
 
Citi has made a strong commitment to educating individuals and families and strengthening local communities. El Nido clients have benefited greatly by learning how to manage their finances better. 
 
Citi has provided $155,000 in support for the “Taking Charge: Financial Capability” program since 2006, and local Citi employees help by providing financial education. 
 
“We are pleased to partner with El Nido to provide financial education and support residents in Pacoima and the surrounding communities on their path from ambition to achievement,” said Kathy Scott, Citibank Area Director for San Fernando Valley and a board member of El Nido. 
 
“My previous experiences with banks discouraged me from opening an account, but Citibank helped us to trust in using their services,” noted an El Nido parent. 
 
El Nido thanks Citi, our financial partner in the San Fernando Valley, for helping our clients on the road to financial success. Learn more about Citi