CitizensFirst will host a "Get Checking" class from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the credit union's Witzel Avenue branch.
Participants will learn about the types of checking accounts, electronic bill paying and how to maintain required balances. The class is organized by Winnebago County University of Wisconsin-Extension.
The cost is $20, or $30 per couple. To register, call 920-232-1970. Limited scholarships to cover the cost of the program are available.
"We want to help people get a better idea of how a checking account works," said Todd Ziglinski, assistant vice president of sales and service at CitizensFirst. "Attending the class can also open the door to a second chance if they've had problems in the past."
Participants who have been unable to open checking accounts will receive the needed certification to set up an account with any one of 12 participating financial institutions, including CitizensFirst, upon completion of the course.