CCCS of Greater Dallas Encourages Local Children to be Superheroes

NFCC National Poster Contest Teaches Students Super Saving Skills
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Jan. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Calling all superheroes! Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS of Greater Dallas) is accepting entries for the 2011 Be Money Wi$e National Poster Contest, sponsored by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). This year’s contest theme is: “Be A $uperhero!  $ave Money!”

As a member of the NFCC, CCCS of Greater Dallas is hosting the contest in the communities of its more than 20 locations. The contest is open to children in grades 3-12 to help educate students on personal finance topics, such as budgeting and saving, and provide a creative outlet for students to express themselves.

“We look forward to receiving the students’ entries and recognizing their hard work and creativity,” said Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS Dallas. “The contest is an opportunity for children to increase their financial literacy and learn the importance of saving money and using it wisely.”

Entries will be judged in three grade-specific categories: Elementary (grades 3 – 5), Middle (grades 6 – 8), and High (grades 9 – 12). Posters must be submitted on white paper/stock and may be between 8 ½” by 11” and 11” by 17” in size (11” by 17” is preferred). Original and computer-generated artwork will be accepted.

The deadline to submit poster entries to CCCS of Greater Dallas is February 11, 2011. Posters can be dropped off at any of the CCCS of Greater Dallas office locations listed at or mailed to: CCCS of Greater Dallas Education Department, 8737 King George Drive, Dallas, TX 75235.

Winning local entries in each grade category will be submitted to the NFCC as national finalists. The national overall contest winner will be announced in early April, and will win a $500 savings bond and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. with a guardian to receive his or her award on Capitol Hill as part of Financial Literacy Month. National grade category winners will receive an award plaque and $100 savings bond.

For additional contest rules, guidelines and entry forms, parents, teachers and students are encouraged to visit

Several national organizations have joined the NFCC to support and promote this youth financial literacy initiative, including: American Bankers Association Education Foundation; Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy; Junior Achievement USA; National Education Association Member Benefits; and the Council for Economic Education.

CCCS of Greater Dallas offers free financial education and counseling throughout the year to schools, businesses and individuals. To schedule a class at your location or attend one of its free seminars, please call 1-800-249-2227. A full schedule and list of free webinars on a variety of financial issues can be found at  

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC members annually help more than two million consumers through close to 850 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC member, call 1-800-388-2227, (en Español 1-800-682-9832) or visit

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About CCCS of Greater Dallas
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, Inc. is a nonprofit, community based credit counseling and debt management service. Established in 1974, CCCS of Greater Dallas and its affiliate offices provide financial education and counseling to consumers in-person, by phone, or Internet at 19 locations in four states. CCCS of Greater Dallas is a HUD-approved housing counseling multi-state organization and serves as one of seven counseling agencies supporting the 888-995-HOPE Hotline. The agency is also a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the nation’s largest and longest serving national non-profit credit counseling network. To learn more about CCCS of Greater Dallas’ free seminars or the agency’s services, visit or become a fan of CCCS of Greater Dallas on Facebook to receive updates on agency events and offerings.
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