Jacqueline Collins Prester, a National Board Certified business teacher and instructional technology specialist at Mansfield High School in Massachusetts.
September is College Savings Month, which gives me a timely opportunity to talk to my students about the importance of good financial habits they can use to help build their dreams. And the time is as critical as ever: 1 out of 6 students don’t currently have the baseline of economic knowledge they need to be successful long-term.
DALLAS, August 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comerica Bank and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas announced today that they have launched a financial education partnership composed of three components: 1) college savings investment strategies, 2) higher award incentives, and 3) a financial education patch program.
AUSTIN, Texas, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Texas Bankers Foundation recognized Comerica Bank with a Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) Award for its partnership with the EMPOWER Series, Inc., a nonprofit organization offering free monthly financial education and self-development coaching and counseling workshops for low- and moderate-income students and adults in South Dallas and Southeastern Houston. The LiFE Award acknowledges and honors Texas banks that are dedicated leaders in promoting financial education in their communities.
July 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comerica Bank has teamed up with Young Entrepreneurz Solutions Organization (YES) to equip youth from low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities with financial education skills needed to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. The $100,000 contribution also will provide startup funding for students across Comerica's five-state (Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Texas) geographical footprint.
Comerica wants to serve as a trusted resource for financial education, especially for the unbanked and underbanked portions of the communities within our key markets. Comerica provides financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to developing financially literate communities, including organizations such as Project Still I Rise and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, to teach personal finance basics to people in underbanked areas.
A look at teachers and students are rising to the challenge of distance learning
On a Friday in mid-March, Jana Maiuri listened as her 6th-grade students engaged in a spirited discussion of the George Orwell classic Animal Farm. They had been preparing for this final student-led seminar all week, and while Maiuri was thrilled to hear their thoughtful questions and well-informed answers, inside, her mind was racing. She had just gotten word that school buildings would be closing for the foreseeable future in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CORONA, Calif., May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – USA Homeownership Foundation, Inc. DBA Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) today announced a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation which will enable the nonprofit HUD Approved Housing Counseling agency to continue to provide financial education workshops, foreclosure prevention and rental counseling to the military and veteran communities across nationwide during the Covid-19 crisis.
Online personal finance education program enables thousands of schools to deliver critical, state standards-aligned curriculum
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced that Truist Financial Foundations, its digital financial education program, has reached more than 1 million high school learners across 15 states and Washington, D.C. Since 2010, these online lessons have empowered high school students with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the modern financial world. Truist Financial Foundations is powered and delivered to schools by EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator.
Giving students what they need to achieve their dreams is a shared goal of many educators, leaders, and families. Yet financial education is too often left out of that equation, because talking finances can be intimidating and confusing.
May 5, 2020 - Moody’s Corporation’s newly published annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlights the company’s global partnerships and programs that exemplify its purpose of bringing clarity, knowledge and fairness to an interconnected world. It also outlines steps Moody’s is taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on its philanthropic partners and communities they serve, including support for small businesses and educational systems.