State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg visits Brockton financial empowerment program

“At HarborOne, we know that we’re investing in Brockton’s future when we equip residents with financial tools for success,” said James W. Blake, President & CEO of HarborOne Bank. “Through HarborOne U, we have worked to expand our collaboration with NeighborWorks Southern Mass. and widen our offerings for residents. Financial empowerment is key to spurring growth in Brockton and we’re committed to building a more vibrant City of Champions.”

Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment, dedicated to reaching out to residents across the state through financial literacy, college affordability, and programming to support wage equality.

“We’re thrilled to have State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg here to see our Financial Power class,” said Brian Moriarty, the Brockton Homeownership Director for NeighborWorks Southern Mass. “We know that she’s very passionate about financial education, so this gives her an opportunity to see a great program in action.”

Moriarty also thanked HarborOne Bank for its collaboration on the financial education as well as for in-kind office space. 

“HarborOne Bank’s partnership with NeighborWorks Southern Mass. shows a huge commitment to the community,” Moriarty said.
 
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About NeighborWorks Southern Mass.
NeighborWorks Southern Mass. was founded in 1981 as a public-private partnership created to revitalize low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in the City of Quincy. Since that time, NeighborWorks Southern Mass. has expanded to provide services in 25 cities and towns across the South Shore. In addition to building and managing more than 170 units of housing for veterans, homeless families and others in need, the agency offers a wide range of housing services, including foreclosure prevention counseling, home rehabilitation loans and grants, financial coaching and first-time homebuyer workshops. For more information, visit: www.nwsoma.org

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About HarborOne Bank 
With $2 billion in assets, HarborOne Bank is the largest co-operative bank in New England. HarborOne serves the financial needs of consumers, businesses, and municipalities throughout southeastern Massachusetts through its network of 14 full-service branches, two limited service branches, a commercial loan office in Providence, Rhode Island, a residential lending office in Westford, Massachusetts, and 13 free-standing ATMs. The Bank also provides a range of educational services through “HarborOne U,” with classes on small business, financial literacy and personal enrichment at two campuses located adjacent to its Brockton and Mansfield locations. HarborOne is the parent company of Merrimack Mortgage, LLC, a full-service mortgage lender with 34 offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine, and also does business in five additional states.