Marshallese Community Outreach Coordinator Sandy Joel and counselor/educator Mary Sanchez.
CCOA's Breaking Barriers with Financial Literacy program reaches out to the Hispanic and Marshallese communities. Sandy Joel and Mary Sanchez (pictured above) lead the outreach to these groups. Classes are conducted in Marshallese and Spanish languages. Mary has been a guest on Al "Papa Rap" Lopez's radio show numerous time and she regularly writes a personal finance column for the Spanish newspaper, La Prensa Libre.
Last year, more than 24,200 immigrants attended 663 financial classes and over 900 participated in individual counseling sessions.