October 8, 2008: Boat People SOS’ Community Development Department has in the last 6 years managed to achieve the following successes:
Helped the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to translate its Money Smart financial education materials into Vietnamese and pre-test it in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland.
Assisted the Fannie Mae Foundation with translating into Vietnamese its series of homeownership booklets, the Homebuying Guide, Credit Guide, and Mortgage Guide.
Partnered with SunTrust Bank to train a total of 15 Entrepreneur Corps members of the Corporation for National and Community Service in financial literacy.
Trained and supervised these Entrepreneur Corps members in fund development, raising a total of $1 million to support BPSOS programs and six start-up organizations.