THE FINANCIAL LITERACY INSTITUTE
The Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. (TFLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was developed to provide educational programs and resources to globally increase financial literacy in underserved and underprivileged communities.
The Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. (TFLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was developed to provide educational programs and resources to globally increase financial literacy in underserved and underprivileged communities. TFLI delivers high quality financial education and offers exceptional flexibility, accessibility and affordability to any individual striving to better their lives and improve their financial health. From budgeting to credit to taxes to life insurance to health insurance to retirement planning to estate planning and the overall importance of financial literacy, TFLI develops and presents courses, events, and programs targeted at each facet of financial literacy to ensure that its members master the concepts of each facet and make real-life applications using the resources provided.
TFLI believes that price should not get in the way of your financial education. TFLI’s offers discounted course rates, event tickets, and resources to its members to help ease the financial strain of getting the financial assistance and education you need to become financially literate. Become a member today.
WAYS WE HELP
Furthering our cause of spreading financial literacy is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high quality resources to the community. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve. Learn more about what we do below.
BLACK WALL STREET BLACK BUSINESS EXPO
The Black Wall Street Black Business Expo (BWSBBEA)
As a result of the social injustices that the African American community has been experiencing, many are wondering what can be done to affect change. Our proposed solution – re-placing the black dollar.
We’ve seen a plethora of companies make diversity and inclusion statements to show their solidarity with the African American community. However, it is ultimately in OUR hands to create opportunities for ourselves.
The Black Wall Street Black Business Expo (BWSBE), will be back June 2-3, 2023 at as an annual event that pays homage to African American heritage and highlights the excellence of African Americans that was exemplified through the existence of Black Wall Street.
TFLI’s 100% online format gives our members the ability to study around your work and family life. If you travel frequently, don’t worry – your classroom can go with you. Combine this flexibility with frequent course additions, and you can become financially literate around the demands of your busy schedule. Course curriculums are strategically created and presented to cover all facets of financial literacy.
THE “MAGGIE & GILLIS DICKENSON” SCHOLARSHIP
Ms. Jasmine Young, our founder, started the Maggie & Gillis Dickinson Scholarship in May 2019 to honor her late grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Dickinson-Wright and Ms. Young’s late great uncle and her grandmother’s brother, Mr. Gillis Dickinson. At an early age, Ms. Young exemplified exceptional skills and obtained noteworthy accolades in mathematics. As she excelled in mathematics and matriculated through grade school, she was often praised by her grandmother who insisted that Ms. Young inherited her knack for mathematics from her Uncle Gillis.
Through the Maggie & Gillis Dickinson scholarship, Ms. Young believes that she can empower small-town Alabama residents who, like her, have a desire for personal success, but most importantly for the success of her community as a whole. This scholarship is offered to high school seniors with aspirations of majoring in a business-related concentration and to undergraduate/graduate students majoring in a business-related concentration. Scholarship recipients will receive between $250 and $1000 to further his/her education in a business-related major. Scholarship applicants must:
Be an Alabama resident;
Be a graduating high school senior with plans to major in a business-related concentration or an undergraduate/graduate student majoring in any business-related concentration;
Have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale); and
Have a GPA in a business-related major of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) – for undergraduate/graduate applicants only
Southern Heritage’s clients have the option to donate up to 10% of their service fees to the scholarship. Ms. Young believes that through this scholarship, she can honor her grandmother and great uncle by giving other business-minded students the praise and push Ms. Young received to make a difference in our world and our community.