Full course description
Have you or someone you know been affected by the rising costs at the grocery store? Have you or someone you know ever struggled financially? Do you want to learn how to get hundreds of dollars worth of household products for FREE? As a result of the pandemic, Monica Cherry, LCSW, learned the art of couponing and is here to share her knowledge with you through her presentation “Financial Empowerment for Social Workers: Couponing as a Practical Financial Literacy Strategy.”
- Participants will learn how poverty affects people living in the US, particularly historically marginalized communities.
- Participants will learn how financial literacy relates to social work.
- Participants will learn the basics of couponing as a financial literacy strategy.
Monica D. Cherry, LCSW is a two-time alum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning her Bachelor of Psychology degree in 2007 and her Master of Social Work degree in 2012. Monica spent over six years working at Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana, IL and another six-plus years working at the community behavioral health center, Rosecrance, in Champaign, IL. Monica became a private practice therapist at Elliott Counseling Center in 2014 where she continues to provide individual and couples counseling. She also had the privilege of instructing as an adjunct at the School of Social Work from 2017-2019. Monica joined the School of Social Work as the Director of Student Affairs in December of 2019.