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Empowering communities with financial capability.

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Congratulations to the organizations selected to be a part of GetLifted!

Congratulations to everyone who completed the first Train the Trainer to become a Community Financial Ambassador! 

Back (L to R): Yonci Jameson, Brian Few, Jr., April Bryant, Sheronda Orridge, Dona Yang, Woodrow Jefferson, Brian Davis, Elbert Greene, Braylen Davis, Victor Martinez, Juan Jackson, Brian Davis, Jr.

Front (L to R): Danielle Swift, Tonia Brinston (LSS), Marsha Howze-EL, Daysi Martinez, Anika Bowie

GetLifted is an exciting new initiative to create lasting financial wellness and reduce shame and stigma surrounding personal debt in the North Side of Minneapolis and the East Side of St. Paul. LSS Financial Counseling is partnering with local organizations and individuals to provide training in financial education. Following their training, attendees will pass on their new financial knowledge and skills to others in their communities.

The East Side of St. Paul and the North Side of Minneapolis are diverse communities that include active, hardworking, connected, and experienced individuals and organizations who are committed to neighborhood revitalization. They also bear the scars of historic disinvestment where many residents struggle to make ends meet.

Our goal is to empower individuals in these communities with financial capability. Together we can leverage the knowledge and networks of existing and emerging leaders to share financial tools and resources, and inspire our neighbors to do the same.

Wells Fargo This unprecedented initiative, with a goal of reaching 2,500+ community members, is made possible through generous funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation on behalf of Wells Fargo.

Learn more:

Please direct any questions to Tonia Brinston at Tonia.Brinston@lssmn.org or 612.879.5225.