April 2, 2019  |  Boston & Cambridge Entrepreneurship Financial Health Health Narrative Shifters Social Capital

The Power of Resource and Information Exchange

by Bárbara Ortiz, National Narrative Shifter, FII-Greater Boston

Meet Shirley Vanterpool. As a family partner with FII, Shirley found that meeting with her cohort inspired her to keep focussed on her objectives. She enjoyed meeting with the other families and sharing knowledge. In this exchange, with her knowledge as a banking associate, she shared many strategies and tools for managing money with the families in group.

Shirley used the resources made available through FII to save for her and her son’s future, and to enter the health fitness industry. Now, in addition to her work in banking, Shirley is now a certified Zumba instructor at a local gym and helping others reach their health goals.

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