Community

The Financial Literacy Institute, Inc. (TFLI), a 501(3) non-profit organization, was developed to provide educational programs and resources to globally increase financial literacy in underserved and underprivileged communities. TFLI delivers high quality financial education and offers exceptional flexibility, accessibility and affordability to any individual striving to better their lives and improve their financial health. From budgeting to credit to taxes to life insurance to health insurance to retirement planning to estate planning and the overall importance of financial literacy, TFLI develops and presents courses, events, and programs targeted at each facet of financial literacy to ensure that its members master the concepts of each facet and make real-life applications using the resources provided.

Our Classes

TFLI’s 100% online format gives our members the ability to study around your work and family life. If you travel frequently, don’t worry – your classroom can go with you. Combine this flexibility with frequent course additions, and you can become financially literate around the demands of your busy schedule. Course curriculums are strategically created and presented to cover all facets of financial literacy.

 

TFLI believes that price should not get in the way of your financial education. TFLI’s offers discounted course rates, event tickets, and resources to its members to help ease the financial strain of getting the financial assistance and education you need to become financially literate. Become a member today.

 

Support the Cause

Through TFLI, we are able to meet our mission of providing educational courses, events, programs, and resources to underserved and underprivileged communities. You can support our mission by making a charitable donation which will support our current initiatives, such as the Black Wall Street: Black Business Expo, the Black Wall Street grant, and in-person financial literacy course presentations to various school districts, communities, and organizations. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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Scholarship
 

The “Maggie & Gillis Dickinson” Scholarship

Ms. Jasmine Young, our founder, started the Maggie & Gillis Dickinson Scholarship in May 2019 to honor her late grandmother, Mrs. Maggie Dickinson-Wright and Ms. Young’s late great uncle and her grandmother’s brother, Mr. Gillis Dickinson. At an early age, Ms. Young exemplified exceptional skills and obtained noteworthy accolades in mathematics. As she excelled in mathematics and matriculated through grade school, she was often praised by her grandmother who insisted that Ms. Young inherited her knack for mathematics from her Uncle Gillis. Ms. Young never met the Vietnam War veteran from the small town of Grove Hill, Alabama, but her grandmother’s praise and encouragement ensured that Gillis’s “mathematical genius” lived on through Ms. Young.

In high school, Ms. Young decided that she would use her passion for numbers to become an accountant and start a global accounting firm. Ms. Young dreamed that she would transform the “Big Four” accounting firm network into the “Big Five” through the success of her global accounting firm, and she would use the knowledge and expertise gained throughout her career to teach and instill in her community financial literacy and the importance of generational wealth.

Through the Maggie & Gillis Dickinson scholarship, Ms. Young believes that she can empower small-town Alabama residents who, like her, have a desire for personal success, but most importantly for the success of her community as a whole. This scholarship is offered to high school seniors with aspirations of majoring in a business-related concentration and to undergraduate/graduate students majoring in a business-related concentration. Scholarship recipients will receive between $250 and $1000 to further his/her education in a business-related major. Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an Alabama resident;

  • Be a graduating high school senior with plans to major in a business-related concentration or an undergraduate/graduate student majoring in any business-related concentration;

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale); and

  • Have a GPA in a business-related major of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) – for undergraduate/graduate applicants only

Southern Heritage’s clients have the option to donate up to 10% of their service fees to the scholarship. Ms. Young believes that through this scholarship, she can honor her grandmother and great uncle by giving other business-minded students the praise and push Ms. Young received to make a difference in our world and our community.

 
Events
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The Black Wall Street Black Business Expo

As a result of the social injustices that the African American community has been experiencing, many are wondering what can be done to affect change. Our proposed solution – re-placing the black dollar.

We’ve seen a plethora of companies make diversity and inclusion statements to show their solidarity with the African American community. However, it is ultimately in OUR hands to create opportunities for ourselves. 

The Black Wall Street Black Business Expo (BWSBE), hosted by our charitable arm, The Financial Literacy Institute, Inc., was such an impactful event, we’re bringing it back June 4, 2022 at The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta from 12pm – 6pm EST as an annual event that pays homage to African American heritage and highlights the excellence of African Americans that was exemplified through the existence of Black Wall Street. (Check out BWSBE 2021)!