CSM Receives $5,000 from SMAR for Money Smart

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The College of Southern Maryland’s Money Smart series is the beneficiary of a $5,000 grant from the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS® (SMAR) through a Housing Opportunity Grant award from the National Association of REALTORS®. 

Funding will be used to assist with marketing and industry expertise for a series of financial literary seminars that will be offered for free of charge to community members throughout Southern Maryland.

Money Smart is divided into four subject areas vital to meeting the outcome of achieving financial literacy: real estate and mortgage, personal banking, insurance, and financial planning. The next series will be held during the fall.

SMAR is a two-time recipient of the C.A.R.E. (Charity And Realtor® Excellence) award by the Maryland Association of Realtors® in recognition of the dedication and hard work by SMAR volunteers to improve lives in the communities they serve. Member activities include volunteer support and fundraising on behalf of organizations such as Safety Through Songs, Just Say No to Drugs, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, Christmas in April, the Center for Children, Children's Hospital, and food drives on behalf of local women's shelters For information on SMAR, visit www.southernmarylandrealtors.org.

A regionally accredited community college that provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community, CSM is a two-time silver level recipient of the Maryland Performance Excellence Award and an eight-time recipient of the Workplace Excellence Award. For information about CSM, visit www.csmd.edu.