MassMutual pilots ‘LiveMutual’ philanthropy in North End of Springfield, Memphis

Live in Springfield’s North End and you might not have a place to cash your paycheck or open a savings account. “We don’t have a bank,” said Jose Claudio, chief operating officer of the New North Citizens Council in Springfield. “There are a lot of barriers. Barriers to jobs. Barriers to budgeting money properly.” With its newly launched “Live Mutual” initiative, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation want to help partners in the North End — and eventually in Mason Square and downtown — address a lack of access to financial resources and offer education in handling money, and to improve or create public spaces for education, collaboration and celebrations.

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