Financial Empowerment Workshops

Join HOPE Inside for free financial empowerment workshops.

Through our partnership with Operation HOPE, First Tennessee offers free financial empowerment workshops at our 13 HOPE Inside locations at the First Tennessee financial centers and the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) locations listed below.

We plan to expand to other communities across Tennessee in the coming months.

Participation is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning:

  • How to improve a credit score
  • Budget techniques to get the most out of limited income
  • Ways to pay off debt and use credit smartly

Three-hour workshops are held one Saturday morning each month at our HOPE Inside locations. Anyone who has completed a workshop can schedule a private counseling session to get one-on-one advice and continue improving money management skills.

Upcoming workshops and Questions

First Tennessee’s HOPE Inside locations are operated by the national nonprofit Operation HOPE. You can get more information about our workshops by clicking the locations below or by contacting the following First Tennessee HOPE Inside counselors:

Memphis Phone Address Email
Crosstown 901-722-5584 1338 Union Ave. Tracy Harmon
Orange Mound 901-452-2102 2284 Lamar Ave. Wanda McDonald
COGIC 901-314-7255 930 Mason Street Trudy Morrison
Watkins-Frayser 901-353-7086 3391 N. Watkins Angelic Mister
Nashville Phone Address Email
East Nashville 615-258-4775 3518 Gallatin Pike Kenneth DeJarnette
Metrocenter 615-255-0315 2110 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Michael D. Morrow
Chattanooga Phone Address Email
Eastgate 423-242-1432 5526 Brainerd Road Brandie King
23rd Street 423-493-2001 2001 E. 23rd St. Becky Ruggiero
Clarksville Phone Address Email
Clarksville 931-645-0257 25 Jefferson St. Jessica Hamel
Jackson Phone Address Email
Oil Well 731-668-2484 325 Oil Well Rd. Tiffany Nance
Kingsport Phone Address Email
Kingsport Main


235 East Center St. Alan Pickle
Knoxville Phone Address Email
Burlington 865-474-9270 121 Kirkwood Ave. Deborah Porter
South Knoxville 865-577-8025 4416 Chapman Hwy Kristie Blevins
Mississippi Phone Address Email
Senatobia 662-560-6906 207 E. Main St. Lakita Fox
Murfreesboro Phone Address Email
South Church St. 615-907-5398 808 Church St. Ron Harvey
Smyrna Phone Address Email
Sam Ridley Parkway 615-984-2094 471 Sam Ridley Parkway Erin Smith

Information about other financial empowerment resources offered by First Tennessee is available by email or by calling our corporate communications group at 901-523-4352.

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