Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and The Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation team up for the fourth consecutive year with PBS-TV’s popular multi-cultural personal finance television series, Moneywise with Kelvin Boston, to present the Annual Moneywise Financial Empowerment Weekend Summit. This free community event at Metropolitan will begin
on Friday, October 31st at 6:00pm with an Interfaith Community Financial Forum. The forum will be moderated by Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, and will feature Andy Shallal, social justice advocate and owner of Busboys and Poets restaurants; Rev. Jonathan Weaver, Senior Pastor of Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church in Bowie, MD and National Chair of The Collective Empowerment Group; and Rev. Willie Wilson, Senior Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Remarks will be given by Bruce Neiser of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).
The 4th Annual Moneywise Summit will convene on Saturday, November 1st, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, with an opening presentation by Kelvin Boston, Host of the long-running Moneywise with Kelvin Boston and a keynote by award-winning speaker, power networking expert and Founder and CEO of Frasernet, George Fraser, author of Success Runs in Our Race and Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings.
The summit will also include two information-packed panels of financial experts, the vocal stylings of national gospel recording artist Doreen Vail, and a special tribute to the late Lasana Mack, former DC Treasurer and co-founder of APPEAL, Inc.
A youth entrepreneurship session will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., following the keynote by George Fraser. Led by International Business Kids Executive Director, Endura Govan, the “entrepreneurship in a box”-styled workshop, entitled “How To Start A Business in One Day,” will give students ages 7 to 17 basic business principles to generate income in their own backyards.
Douglass Hall will be open for networking, book signings, exhibits, voter registration and refreshments from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more general information, contact the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church office at 202-331-1426. Participants may register athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/