Resident Aurelio Plascensio (center, with certificate) is one of Wakeland's "super savers"
Wakeland's Residents Celebrate Savings Success
February 15, 2017
Nineteen residents from Wakeland’s properties in San Diego have earned “super saver” status after completing a new 10-month bank savings match program offered through our Creating Opportunities for Resident Enrichment (CORE) program. Participants who achieved their goal of putting away either $25 or $50 per month were rewarded with an equal match provided by U.S. Bank – bringing their total nest egg to either $500 or $1000, depending on their savings level.
The program’s goal is to help residents establish long-term savings habits and improve financial literacy. To that end, participants attended a series of financial workshops and CORE program staff worked with residents to identify beneficial uses for their savings – including education, an emergency fund or transportation.
Wakeland recently honored the 19 program “graduates” with a ceremony and potluck dinner at our Los Vecinos property in Chula Vista. Wakeland staff and partners from U.S. Bank attended, presenting residents with special certificates celebrating their program completion.