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Wealth Building Workshops

Wealth Building Workshops

What are your life goals? 

Find the motivation, confidence and tools you need to achieve your dreams at the Wealth-Building Workshop.

Churches throughout the Los Angeles area are partnering with the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement and CIT/OneWest Bank for this workshop (part of the Financial Fitness Program – see below for more).

Get help with:

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

Join us to build your wealth and your community!

Resources

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

Financial Fitness Program

The Murray Center envisions churches becoming centers of financial fitness, benefiting their members, their communities and ultimately, their bottom line! In addition to hosting Wealth Building Workshops, church partners are expected to start a Wealth Building Ministry to help their members follow up on what they learn about at the workshop. The Murray Center is currently building resources for churches to start its ministry.

If your church is interested in hosting a workshop, contact Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard.

The Financial Fitness Program is in partnership with CIT/One West Bank.

Upcoming Events

For the remainder of 2020, Wealth Building Workshops will be hosted as webinars on “Financial Empowerment Through a Crisis” for partnering churches and the public.

Tuesday, July 14th @ 7 pm
Host Church: People’s Independent Community Church of Los Angeles
Pastor Roshod Hall

Click here to register

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 10 am
Host Church: Divine Fellowship Community Church
Pastor Ralph Irving

Click here to register

Past Events

January 20, 2017 @ 7 pm – Personal Finance
January 21, 2017 @ 9 am – Small Business
Greater Zion Church Family
2408 N. Wilmington Avenue
Compton, CA 90222

March 25, 2017 @ 10 am – Personal and Small Business Finance
Harvest Tabernacle Bible Church
1746 East 55th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058

May 16, 2017 @ 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 pm
Personal and Business Finance
Greater Zion Church Family
2048 N. Wilmington Avenue
Compton, CA 90222

August 5, 2017 @ 10 am
Personal and Business Finance
Heavenly Vision Church
243 West 85th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

August 19, 2017 @ 10 am
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 pm
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
243 West 85th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

January 24, 2018 at 7 pm

Workshop Location
1020 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Host Church
Greater Page Temple

In collaboration with:
Street Ministries of Los Angeles

January 27, 2018 at 10 am

Host Church
Heavenly Vision Church
243 West 85th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

In collaboration with:
Greater St. Matthew Church
New Freedom Ministries
Crossing Ministries

April 11, 2018 at 7 pm

Workshop Location
1020 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Host Church
Power of Faith Church

In collaboration with:
Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7 pm

Workshop Location
1020 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Host Church
Citadel of Hope COGIC

In collaboration with:
Zion Temple Community Church

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 am

Host Church
New Life Church
2729 Vernon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7 pm

Workshop Location
1020 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Host Church
New Life C.C.C.

In collaboration with:
God’s Temple of Deliverance Church
Lily of the Valley Christian Church

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9 am

Workshop Location
1110 N. Dwight Avenue
Compton, CA 90222

Host Church
Divine Fellowship Community Baptist Church

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10 am

Workshop Location
13426 S Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Host Church
Cornerstone Community Church

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 am

Financial Literacy Community Party
Inspired Enrichment
8461 San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:30 am

Workshop Location
2401 W. Jefferson Blvd. #211d
Los Angeles, CA 90018

In collaboration with:
Rosebuds & Lamisha Hines

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10 am

Cornerstone Community Church
13426 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 3 pm

Workshop Location
1746 E. 55th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Host Church
La Casa Del Senor

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

Workshop Location
LA Trade Tech College
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cedar Hall
Room K210

Host
Rev. Victoria Franklin

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9 am

“Fire Up Your Finances”
Word of Engagement Community Church
1153 Valencia St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1 pm

“Protect yourselves & Protect your assets”

Workshop Location
Harvest Tabernacle Bible Church
1746 E. 55th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Host Church
The House of the Lord (Min. Crystal Wong)

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10 am

Workshop Location
1110 N. Dwight Ave.
Compton, CA 90222

Host Church
Divine Fellowship Community Baptist Church

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10 am

Workshop Location
1177 W 25th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Host Church
Ward AME

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 am

Workshop Location
1746 E. 55th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Host Church
Harvest Tabernacle Bible Church

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11 am

Workshop Location
4103 W Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Host Church
McCarty Memorial Christian Church

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10 am

Workshop Location
13426 S Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Host Church
Cornerstone Community Church

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11 am

Workshop Location
1746 e. 55th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Host Church
Victory Outreach of Latina LA

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12 pm

Workshop Location
1746 E. 55th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

Host Church
Toro Ministries

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3 pm

Workshop Location
3205 East Avenue S.
Palmdale, CA 93550

Host Church
People’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

In collaboration with:
M & C Ministry, Palmdale

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Workshop Location
3612 West 64th St.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Host Church
2nd African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Inglewood

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

Workshop Location
1087 North Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Host Church
1st African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Pasadena

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:30 am

Workshop Location
1023 South Canyon Blvd.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Host Church
Shiloh African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Monrovia

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 9:30 am

Workshop Location
1414 North La Brea Ave.
Inglewood, California 90302

Host Church
Zion Miracle Ministries, Inglewood

 

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT THROUGH A CRISIS WEBINARS

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Host Church: Zion Temple Community Church, Los Angeles
Pastor Vincent Holmes

Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Host Church: Ebenezer Christian Love Church
Pastor Rickey Hodges

Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 7 pm
Host Church: New Mount Pleasant MBC
Pastor Phillip Lewis

Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 7 pm
Host Church: The Experience Christian Ministries, Inc.
Pastor Shep Crawford

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 6 pm
Host Church: The Junction Church
Pastor Lee Finnie

Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am
Host Church: Allen Chapel AME & Inland Empire AME Ministerial Alliance
Pastor Barry Settles and Rev. Steven Shepard