We have some great news that we're just DYING to share with you. Christmas came early this year; on Nov. 29th, 2011 we announced our official partnership with the ING DIRECT Cafe in New York City to host the 2011-12 "Invest-in-Success" program. We support ING DIRECT's mission to create a nation of savers and we teach our Scholars the importance of saving as an essential building block of financial literacy and long-term wealth generation. To read the full press release, click here.
D.R.E.A.M. has been actively seeking to partner with organizations that share our vision and passion for financial literacy. When the opportunity arose to partner with a premier organization, such as ING DIRECT, it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. “The ING DIRECT Café is truly a remarkable, state-of-the-art venue. The cafe has a way of making banking feel "cool". The electric atmosphere in the cafe during “Invest-in-Success” sessions is really indescribable”, sentiments shared by Sylvester Rembert, Director of Programming for D.R.E.A.M.
Didn't know ING DIRECT had a cool midtown cafe, did you? Don't worry, you are now in “the-know”. The ING DIRECT Café location in New York is situated on the bustling corner of Third Avenue and East 58th Street. The two-story, 4,000 square foot café flagship location is fully staffed with associates that pride themselves on making banking for New Yorkers as simple as having a cup of coffee. Aside from helping customers open new accounts and offering Peet’s coffee, the ING DIRECT Café is very active in the local community. The café spreads the mission of ING DIRECT everyday through a variety of activities including teaching financial literacy, in-house seminars, community partnerships, and fun ways to save your money.
We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the ING DIRECT Cafe. If you are ever in the area, we encourage you to drop in and get a cup of coffee (you can even open a savings account while you're there). Tell them D.R.E.A.M. sent you!
About the Author: Femi Faoye is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of D.R.E.A.M. He’s a staunch and passionate financial literacy education advocate.
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