HarborOne Bank welcomes State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg as part of Economic Empowerment Tour

September 30, 2015

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From left to right, HarborOne Bank President & CEO James W. Blake, Vice President of Community Education Maureen Wilkinson, Community Education Trainer Aaron Wilson, Treasurer Goldberg and Leo MacNeil, who recently retired after decades as HarborOne’s Senior Vice President of Community Relations.

In August, HarborOne Bank welcomed State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg to HarborOne U, where the bank provides free financial education and business administration classes and seminars to Brockton residents. Partnering with NeighborWorks Southern Mass. and organizations like the Brockton Housing Partnership, HarborOne Bank is dedicated to strengthening Brockton through financial empowerment.

Treasurer Goldberg, who created the Office of Economic Empowerment earlier this year, visited HarborOne U in downtown Brockton as part of her statewide economic empowerment tour to learn about HarborOne U’s programming – which includes classes and seminars on financial education, personal enrichment, and professional development. The center offers English as a Second Language as well as U.S. citizenship classes in order to establish connections and build trust among Brockton residents. Since its opening in 2007, seventy-five percent of the 7,000 attendees have been low- to moderate-income minority residents and women.

“Empowering Massachusetts citizens through financial education is essential for developing and strengthening communities across the Commonwealth,” Treasurer Goldberg said. “Partnerships like HarborOne Bank, NeighborWorks Southern Mass., and the residents of Brockton are a key ingredient in promoting these skills.”

For more about HarborOne Bank and HarborOne U, visit https://www.harborone.com/HarborOneU/

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