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Wealth-building guru George Fraser launches WINDS center
Program at Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Published Sunday, January 13, 2019 4:46 am
by Herbert L. White | The Charlotte Post

A national authority on wealth building in the African American community is launching a financial literacy program in Charlotte.

George Fraser, founder of FraserNet Inc. and author of “Success Runs In Our Race,” will be the guest speaker at Mount Carmel Baptist Church’s Jan. 13 worship services  8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 7237 Tuckaseegee Road.

Mount Carmel is home of a WINDS Wealth Building Center, which is part of a national financial literacy movement led by Fraser, whose goal is reaching 22 million people within 10 years. WINDS is a financial literacy program designed to empower faith-based ministries with financial education training for its members and the community at-large. The Mount Carmel WINDS is the first wealth-building center of its type licensed in North Carolina.

“Just as the black church was at the center of the civil rights movement, it is still uniquely positioned to equip the African American community in this movement towards economic inclusion,” Mount Carmel Pastor Casey Kimbrough said.

WINDS addresses the psychology, emotions, and relationships with money in black communities.   The curriculum covers the basics of financial literacy and includes, but not limited to the four pillars of intergenerational wealth transfer:  Proper management of accumulated wealth; real estate ownership; business development; and insurance protection.

The mission for WINDS is to develop a network of Wealth Building Centers across the country that will significantly improve financial literacy and money management skills in the African American community resulting in “financial freedom” and a transfer of wealth to the next generation.

In partnership with First Financial Securities, Inc., the WINDS curriculum is led by Certified Financial Education Instructors and can be taught in group settings, such as community outreach programs, churches and after-school centers.

For information on the initiative or to establish a WINDS Wealth Building Center at a church, school, or community organization, email WINDS Regional Director the Rev. Sean Weaver at seanweaver93@gmail.com.


How can I get this program I my church. I know my Pastor Bishop Noel Jones would love to be a part of this movement
Posted on August 21, 2019
Loving this venture
Posted on June 19, 2019

Congratulations on another trail blazing George Fraser and partners first! I'm looking for any and all information on the WINDS PROGRAM for two primary reasons. First, I represent an African American Church centrally located in Washington D.C., that provides various community related programs ranging from summer camp to Saturday community/homeless breakfast. Second, I work for the D.C. Government as a Housing Navigator, matching families experiencing homelessness with property owners and providers. The similarity between both groups is their need for economic stability, training/education and long-term sustainability. Winds Financial would have a positively devastating impact on the D.C. community. I look forward to hearing from you...
Posted on June 5, 2019
This program will also work well for Canada. We definately NEED it starting from Toronto, Ontario.
Posted on April 2, 2019
Do you know if there is a church or center in Minneapolis or St. Paul Minnesota?
Posted on April 1, 2019
Thank you,
Posted on April 1, 2019
I want to know of a church affiliated with WINDS PROGRAM in a church in Irvington nj.
Posted on March 24, 2019
I?d like to get information on how to bring this to my church
Posted on February 22, 2019
Can I order videos or cd?s of the Winds financial workshops? I live out of state now but would like the information.
Posted on February 10, 2019
Request more information relative to church participation requirements. Thanks!
Posted on January 15, 2019

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