PURCHASE, N.Y. MasterCard International is helping the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, the largest Hispanic organization in the United States, to organize bilingual financial education workshops for Spanish-speaking communities.
This month directors of LULAC are to attend a training program sponsored by MasterCard. The program, called El Arte de Construir un Futuro Financiero, or The Art of Building a Financial Future, will cover topics such as making a budget, establishing a credit history, and using credit and debit cards.
MasterCard said the program is designed strictly as a consumer education vehicle and its materials carry no sales messages.
Information from the workshops is also posted on MasterCards Spanish-language Web site, www.MasterCardenEspanol.com.
Last year MasterCard and LULAC tested the program in Chicago, Houston, and Anaheim, Calif.
LULAC has more than 700 local councils and 26,000 members.