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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.


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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