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NATIONAL COALITION FOR CONSUMER EDUCATION AND AT&T UNIVERSAL CARD SERVICES CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS

 NATIONAL COALITION FOR CONSUMER EDUCATION
 AND AT&T UNIVERSAL CARD SERVICES CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS
 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, Ohio high school students from economically disadvantaged families will learn personal money management skills and the principles of using credit wisely.
 Recent immigrants from Southeast Asia will be able to increase their knowledge of consumer rights through an education program being offered by the Minnesota Attorney General's office.
 Learning disabled students at a central Kentucky school will have the opportunity to write, produce and stage a three-act comedy about consumer credit.
 These community projects, along with dozens of others, are offered nationwide in 1992 to address consumer credit education needs. The advisory board of a three-year-old education fund, established by the National Coalition for Consumer Education (NCCE) and AT&T Universal Card Services, is seeking new projects to be considered for 1993 grants.
 The NCCE/AT&T Consumer Credit Education Fund was created in April 1990 with a $1 million, four-year commitment from AT&T Universal Card Services. The fund already has sponsored more than 40 programs, awarded more than $400,000 in grants and is currently seeking grant applications for 1993 awards.
 AT&T Universal Card Services said the fund is designed to support projects that deliver practical skills to young adults and low-income, less educated and non-English speaking consumers.
 "AT&T Universal Card Services has earned a reputation for sponsoring quality education programs that meet customer needs," said Peter Gallagher, AT&T Universal Card Services senior vice president, corporate and consumer affairs. "We intend to build on our commitment to consumer education by seeking innovative ideas for 1993."
 National Coalition for Consumer Education is a non-profit organization formed in 1981 to promote consumer education in schools, communities and workplaces nationwide.
 "All consumers can benefit from up-to-date advice and counsel regarding the importance of being credit-wise in a credit-driven economy," said Eileen Hemphill, president of NCCE.
 "We are pleased with these successful programs and look forward to expanding educational opportunities in the year ahead," she said. Hemphill is also chief of Consumer Education and Information -- Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
 Non-profit organizations, government agencies and schools interested in applying for 1993 consumer credit education grants should request an application from the NCCE/AT&T Consumer Credit Fund, 434 Main Street, Suite 201, Chatham, N.J. 07928 or call 201-635-1916.
 Grant applications must be postmarked on or before Jan. 3, 1993 to be considered. Grant awards will be announced during National Credit Education Week, April 18-24, 1993.
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