Five hundred underserved families to benefit from Wells Fargo's gift to Financial Literacy Program
(SAN BERNARDINO) — Five hundred underserved youth and families will take home life changing skills in self-sufficiency and resilience through a county-wide financial literacy program that has earned the support of Wells Fargo Bank.
Wells Fargo recently contributed $10,000 to Knotts Family Agency, the founder of an empowerment initiative called Vibrant Life: Strengthening Family Resilience.
“Wells Fargo’s gift will go toward coaching on personal financial management skills and improving economic security,” said Gwen Knotts, the Founder and CEO of Knotts Family Agency. “This is part of Knotts and Vibrant Life’s wider mission: to empower children, youth and families and transform communities.”
Added Knotts: “We are extremely excited and grateful for Wells Fargo’s support of community agencies that implement quality programs.”
Bruce Gordon, Wells Fargo, Senior Vice President, Inland Empire Region, said: “Wells Fargo’s philanthropic efforts target health and human services as well as community development. With the state of the economy and the great challenges faced by families in San Bernardino, we are very pleased to have selected Knotts Family Agency as a recipient of our philanthropic initiative, which will have an important impact on the community.”
The Knotts Family Agency has a track record of almost 20 years serving the community. Initially focused on foster care and adoption services the mission has widened to supporting stable families and communities. More than 2,500 vulnerable individuals and families are served each year and receive critical support for resilience, care coordination, parenting, youth mentoring and leadership development, financial literacy, environmental literacy, job training, and early intervention efforts to improve mental health.
Programs are delivered through the Foster Family and Adoption Agency, a Family and Community Resource Center, and a Training and Research Institute, which houses a state-of-the art phone banking and community research capabilities. To date, over 15,820 families have been served through the Knotts Family Agency.
For more information, contact Knotts at (909) 880-0600.
Visit the Knotts Family Agency website http://www.knottsfamilyagency.org/