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Jared Boyd is chief of staff and counsel for the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office, which opened its Office of Financial Empowerment in 2014.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

The median credit score in St. Louis is 665, a few points beneath the national median. But a closer look at ZIP-code-level data shows a median score of just 532 in areas of the city that are predominantly non-white, whereas the median credit score for predominantly white areas is 732.

“That’s a very large gap, and we are here to do something about that,” Jared Boyd, chief of staff and counsel for the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office, said Tuesday on St. Louis on the Air.

John Hope Bryant 072618 Operation Hope Finacial literacy offices in Regions Bank
Melody Walker|St. Louis Public Radio

Regions Bank and Operation HOPE on Thursday opened a HOPE Inside financial empowerment office in Belleville.

The office staffed by an Operation Hope financial counselor is located inside the Regions Bank branch at 4800 W. Main St.