Spring 2024 Series

Financial Empowerment

Spring 2024 Series

Taking charge of your money and creating a pathway to financial self-sufficiency can feel difficult, and sometimes insurmountable, for many. One22 Resource Center hopes to simplify this process and help you take an active role in your financial life with our Financial Empowerment Workshops. These free events are built to help low- to moderate-income community members make incremental and meaningful steps towards financial stability.

This spring, we are excited to create a bilingual experience for participants, highlighted by award-winning podcaster, Accredited Financial Counselor, author and speaker Jen Hemphill. Jen will help us kick-off this series with her “Simple Finances: Ditch the Overwhelm and Take Control” presentations on April 17 (Spanish) and April 18 (English). Learn more about our complete line-up and special Spring Challenge below.

In-person and virtual events in April and May

No need to register for events. Simply show up and we will get you enrolled!

Take Charge of Your Money Spring Challenge

Complete any two of our Spring offerings by May 15 and you will earn a $75 gift card to a local store. Pick up your challenge packet at any of the events.

Join our challenge to broaden your financial knowledge!

Financial Empowerment

April 17 (Spanish) and
April 18 (English)
5:30 – 6:30 pm

with Jen Hemphill

Teton County Library, Ordway Auditorium

Financial Empowerment

Tuesday, April 23
6 – 7 pm

with Teton Literacy Center

Jackson Hole Community School
(English with Spanish interpretation)

Financial Empowerment

Wednesday, May 1
5:30 – 7 pm

with Kenia Stack, First Western Trust

Virtual via Zoom

Financial Empowerment

Thursday, May 2
5:30 – 6:30 pm

with Jeff Thompson, First Interstate Bank

Teton County Library, Auditorium B

Financial Empowerment

Complete by May 15 for Spring Challenge


Online at one22jh.org/finance
(English and Spanish)

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you presenters!

One22 knows that financial education is a crucial component of personal and community success. We are grateful to the presenters and collaborators who are partnering with us to bring these engaging events to our area. If you have questions about how to get more involved in this series as a presenter or sponsor, or have general questions about our workshops, please contact us at info@one22jh.org.

More about each workshop and presenter

Presented by Jen Hemphill

Jen HemphillJen Hemphill is an award-winning podcaster, AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor), author, and speaker. Her mission is to help people be more confident and simplify their finances so they can save more, get out of debt quicker, and build wealth! Jen’s podcast, Her Dinero Matters, is focused on helping Latinas have increased confidence and control over their finances. She has been featured in publications such as Forbes, New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Good Company Magazine, NPR and NBC News

This workshop is for you if you:

  • Need help or inspiration to begin taking control of your finances
  • Want practical tips to improve your financial life
  • Want to learn about the “Four Money Stages” and identify which one you’re in to take action

This workshop will be presented in Spanish on April 17 and English on April 18.

Presented by Teton Literacy Center

Have you ever wondered about planning and saving for your child’s education after high school? Learn what a 529 plan is from Teton Literacy Center’s Funding Futures pilot program. Presented by members of TLC’s Funding Futures Advisory Committee and staff, they will share about 529 plans using information from TLC’s 529 College Savings Plan partner, Scholarshare.

This workshop is for you if you:

  • Are interested in ways to save for your child’s post-secondary education
  • Want to learn what a 529 plan is
  • Are curious about the benefits of starting as early as possible for education savings

This workshop will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation.

Presented by Kenia Stack, First Western Trust

Kenia Stack is the Vice President, Banking Manager for First Western Trust. Her long career in banking and finance has allowed her to help many clients achieve financial success and independence. She is passionate about finance because she understands what an impact it plays in our daily lives. Her belief is that you’re only as healthy as your finances are, as it can affect your stress levels, eating habits, overall productivity and even creativity. Kenia is the current Treasurer for the local non-profit Voices JH. She is a board member of the Chamber of Commerce Government & Community affairs Committee. She is proud to live in the area and enjoys being close with the community. She has led different financial education classes in the past two years for different local organizations including Voices JH and One22. 

This workshop is for you if you:

  • Want to build a budget and strategies to save no matter how much money you have 
  • Want to learn about credit: what it is and why it matters
  • Would benefit from the convenience of financial education offered online 

This workshop will be presented in Spanish virtually via Zoom.

Presented by Jeff Thompson, First Interstate Bank

Jeff first moved to Jackson, Wyoming in the winter of 2003. He is a Commercial Relationship Manager at First interstate Bank, where he helps businesses acquire loans and assists with other financial needs they may have. Jeff is particularly passionate about helping small businesses here in Jackson, and surrounding areas, as they are the backbone of our community. Originally from Colorado, Jeff attended the University of Colorado and holds degrees in Political Science and Economics. He started off by working in the political sphere in the Denver mayor’s office. Jeff then moved to Jackson to pursue a career in the outdoor industry. With a passion for business, he eventually ended up in banking. When not at work Jeff spends time outdoors enjoying all our community has to offer. Whether it’s skiing, hiking, boating, or camping, you’ll find him accompanied by his wife and their dog. 

This workshop is for you if you:

  • Are curious about starting a small business
  • Have a “side-hustle” and are considering making it a real business
  • Currently have a small business and need guidance on best practices

This workshop will be presented in English.

Online at one22jh.org/finance, self-guided.

This series is for you if you:

  • Have limited capacity to go to financial education events in person
  • Want to learn more about budgeting, banking and credit, and debt management from your home
  • Are interested in learning about community resources related to financial education

This virtual series is available in English and Spanish.