Northwest Bank Partners with Muncie Organizations to Provide Free Financial Education — Muncie Journal

By North West Bank—

MUNCIE, IN—Northwest Bank partners with local nonprofits to provide financial education and training.

Through a partnership with EVERFI, an online financial education platform, Northwest’s Community Financial Wellness Program is offered free to participants through various community organizations, including the YWCA of Central Indiana, Muncie Delaware County Senior Citizens Center and the Ivy Tech Community College’s Upward Bound. program.

Courses given via the EVERFI platform are ease by a local North West Bank representing at bring financial concepts to lifeproviding the opportunity for participants to find out more day-to-day financial wellness issues, such as the basics of budgeting, banking, and debt management.

“Our goal is to provide the people of Muncie with the right tools and resources to make smart financial decisions for their financial well-being,” said Reed Levitz, senior vice president, district manager, Northwest Bank. “We are proud to work with our community partners to deliver this unique financial education program and ensure a vibrant and financially healthy community. »

Launched in 2012, from the northwest The EVERFI “Financial Scholars” program is a combination of e-learning and bank volunteers who provide classroom instruction in all areas of bank assessment. As part of the Financial Scholars program, bank volunteers visit individual classrooms in person to provide more in-depth learning opportunities around key financial education content. From 2016 to 2020, bank officers and employees provided community development services to approximately 505 schools and community development organizations totaling 38,193 hours.

Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a full range of business and personal banking products, employee benefits and wealth management services. Of the June 30th, 2022, Northwest operates 142 full-service community banking offices and eight self-contained drive-thru facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. The common stock of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NWBI”). Additional information about Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be found online at www.northwest.com.

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