MoneyWi$e Roundtable in El Paso

Community-based organizations from El Paso, TX learn about the MoneyWi$e financial literacy project.
Published: Friday, May 30, 2008

Consumer Action’s Sol Carbonell and Audrey Perrott conducted a MoneyWi$e Roundtable in El Paso, TX on April 30th. 40 participants attended the training, which focused on four subjects: Good Credit, Rebuilding Good Credit, Talking to Teens About Money and Buying a Home. Carbonell and Perrott discussed credit issues facing consumers and addressed questions on credit cards, debt collection practices and foreclosure prevention strategies. This train-the-trainer event was hosted by La Fe CDC, an outgrowth of Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, a local non-profit organization with a 40-year history of advocacy and service to disadvantaged and underserved communities. Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe is an affiliate of the nationally recognized National Council of La Raza. Carlos Gallinar, La Fe’s Administrator, welcomed participants and shared La Fe’s comprehensive mission and vision of providing education, health and housing services to El Paso residents. Gallinar invited Consumer Action to share financial literacy best practices, tools and information with staff from La Fe as well as various non-profit organizations and government entities in the area, including Border Fair Housing, El Paso Housing Authority, El Paso Hispanic Chamber, YWCA Del Norte and the City of El Paso, among others. For pictures of the roundtable, please visit our event gallery. For more on MoneyWi$e, visit




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