“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” —Warren Buffet
This is especially true with personal finances. The AGB Foundation piloted a new Virtual Financial Wellness Workshop Series that will run throughout 2021. This program is a direct response to the youth in our community and their desire to accumulate wealth. At the AGB Foundation we are invested in providing sound financial advice to our participants. We are blessed with the financial acumen of Les Goldstein, a financial advisor to AGB who has over 30 years of experience in the investment world. It’s never too early or late to learn about financial wealth management. Over three weeks, Les presented workshops addressing the following topics: retirement, investments, digital currency, inflation, stocks & bonds, mutual funds, savings, & managing credit card debt. We invite you to take our financial wellness course by completing a brief survey. You do not want to miss out!
Community Day of Service
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have done it again and every year, it gets better! On our most recent Community Day of Service we were fortunate to provide our surrounding communities with 300 care packages. The packages went to the following organizations: St. Sabina Church Food Pantry, Sheldon Heights Church Food Pantry, Ujima Village, Margaret’s Village, and The Olive Branch Mission. These organizations are located in the Auburn Gresham, Englewood and West Pullman neighborhoods, which are often underserved.
La Forice Nealy, president and CEO of the Olive Branch Mission, told our staff, “I didn’t realize it has been nearly three years that you have been in partnership with us, donating and volunteering your time, making a difference in hundreds of precious people’s lives.”
Thanks to AGB Investigative Services for their financial support in purchasing the contents of the care packages, to Bank of America for donating the face masks and hand sanitizers, and to AGB employees for donating their time and additional items, as well.
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” —Swami Sivananda
Our summer interns are coming! This year, we expanded our summer internship program to include employment readiness. Our interns in training have been attending Saturday workshops since November in preparation for their summer placement. They have learned how to send professional emails, conduct conference calls, dress for a professional setting, time management, and so much more!
This summer will be the first time our interns will have to interview for their summer intern position. But don’t worry, we are teaching them critical interviewing skills and the importance of having a resume. We hope this experience prepares them for future interviews when they are ready to dive into the workforce. You do not want to miss their transformation.