Community Connection returns to Epps Memorial Library (1320 North Simmons St.) next week on Thursday, August 22, with a free workshop titled “Using Banking and a Good Credit Score to Put More Money in My Pocket.” The workshop will be held from 6-7 p.m.

Much like the City’s successful Teen Connection series, launched in October 2017, Community Connection is a series of free one-hour workshops. Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a brand-new laptop computer.

Other scheduled workshops include the following:

September 12, 2019, Huber Recreation Center: “Financial Freedom! Through Good Budgeting and Thinking Long Term”

September 26, 2019, Epps Memorial Library: “I can do This! Ladders are made for Climbing!” 

On Wednesday, July 10, the City of Lake Charles hosted a news conference to announce the new Community Connection workshop series.

“There has been much conversation in recent years about the economic boom our area is experiencing, but one thing we hear quite frequently is that many of our citizens are unsure of how they can benefit and improve their own lives on the heels of this growth,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “Community Connection will focus on providing real, practical information on topics such as landing a better job, gaining financial independence, leveraging banking and a good credit score to improve your personal bottom line, encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit, and much more.”

Complete details on the program, including a full, printable schedule, and registration link to guarantee a seat at the workshop can be found at

Community Connection is presented in partnership with the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Project Build a Future, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Hancock Whitney Bank and the Lake Charles Education Collaborative.