USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Financial Fitness Workshops

Financial Fitness Workshops

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement and CIT/OneWest Bank are partnering with local churches to empower individuals and small businesses.

Join us at Financial Fitness Workshops to find out how to manage your money, grow your wealth and build your community!

Individuals will get help with:

  • Buying or renting a home
  • Getting rid of debt
  • Saving for the future
  • Paying for college
  • Starting or growing a business
  • Planning for retirement

Additionally, small business owners will gain:

  • Professional development for you and your staff
  • A relationship with CIT/OneWest Bank
  • Knowledge of your community and customer base
  • Inclusion in a list of Strategic Community Partners

The Murray Center envisions churches becoming centers of financial fitness, benefiting their members, their communities and ultimately, their bottom line! (If your church is interested in hosting a workshop, contact Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard.)


If you have been to a workshop, you can access resources here.

Upcoming Workshop

Workshops will be held at a number of churches throughout the Los Angeles area. You may come to participate in whatever dates are convenient to you, and repeat courses if you need a refresher. Check this space as additional dates will be added here. 2018 dates will be announced soon. 

Join us to find out how to better manage your money, grow your wealth and build your community.

Please contact Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard if you’re interested in hosting a workshop at your church.

Past Events
January 20 @ 7 pm – Personal Finance
January 21 @ 9 am – Small Business
Greater Zion Church Family
2408 N. Wilmington Avenue
Compton, CA 90222

March 25 @ 10 am – Personal and Small Business Finance
Harvest Tabernacle Bible Church
1746 East 55th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058

May 16 @ 6:30 pm – Choose either personal or small business track
Iglesia Evangelica Latina Bethel
1250 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026

June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Personal and Business Finance
Greater Zion Church Family
2048 N. Wilmington Avenue
Compton, CA 90222

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
Personal and Business Finance
Heavenly Vision Church
43 West 85th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.
Personal and Business Finance
Hosted by East Los Iglesia Orthodoxa
at Saint John Bosco Church
5516 Duerte Street
Vernon, CA 90058

August 28, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. 
Personal and Business Finance
New Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
402 East El Segundo Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90061

September 9, 2017 @ 10 am
Divine Fellowship Community Baptist Church
1110 N. Dwight Avenue
Compton, CA 90222

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
City of Refuge
14527 South San Pedro Street
Gardena, CA 90248

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Heavenly Vision Church
43 West 85th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003