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New Fresno State Parent University Digital Literacy Courses Integrate Finance



OCED’s Parent University program kicked off a new series of courses last month in Madera, CA. The courses are in conjunction with the Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation and the Mission Economic Development Agency, and are offered as part of a grant from the California Workforce Development Board and the Employment Development Department.

The Fresno State Parent University program helps build capacity in San Joaquin Valley communities by
training and hiring local instructors to teach adult participants skills in digital literacy, English language,
citizenship and parenting. This particular sequence of courses integrates financial literacy into a digital
literacy course, and includes a wider range of subject matter. Project goals for participants include
building financial management skills and confidence to reduce debt, increase savings, increase credit
scores and access banking. The overarching goal is for participants to be able to obtain and maintain

Digital literacy, and financial literacy, open so many doors and provide new opportunities,” said Felipe
Perez, Fresno State Parent University Coordinator. “So, the best part of this program is when our
students finally begin to feel confident when using technology to manage their household budgets.”

The twice-weekly courses are offered to job seekers within Madera County and take place at the Workforce Assistance Center. For more information on the Fresno State Parent University Program, contact Felipe Perez at 559-278-0518.