Department of Finance

Program for Financial Literacy

Organizations

UH Bauer College has partnered with a number of organizations that have financial literacy as part of their mission, and may also provide volunteer opportunities.

Bank on Houston:

Goals of Bank on Houston:

  1. Increase the supply of starter account product for the low- income unbanked market.
  2. Raise awareness amongst un-banked consumers about the benefits of account ownership and spur them to open accounts.
  3. Make quality money management education more easily available to low-income Houstonians.
  4. Raise awareness of the un-banked problem and potential solutions

For more information on Bank on Houston, click here.

 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC):

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection, and managing receiverships. The FDIC is a recognized leader in promoting sound public policies, addressing risks in the nation's financial system, and carrying out its insurance, supervisory, consumer protection, and receivership management responsibilities.

 
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas:

As one of twelve regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

We've developed the Building Wealth website as resource for schools, nonprofit community organizations, financial services providers and consumers to help young people, adult consumers, families and others develop a plan for building personal wealth. Presents an overview of personal wealth-building strategies that includes setting financial goals, budgeting, saving and investing, managing debt, and understanding credit reports and credit scores.

For more information on the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, click here.

 
Houston Money Week:

Houston Money Week is a community wide initiative to empower families and individuals with financial education.

See free calendar events around Houston.

For more information on Houston Money Week, click here.

 
Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE):

TCEE is a nonprofit that provides staff development on economics, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy throughout the state. The organization provides three student programs: Economics Challenge, PFL Challenge, and the Stock Market GameTM. TCEE and Opportunity Texas have launched a Smarter Texas pilot project to promote financial literacy instruction in the elementary and middle school grades.

For more information on TCEE, click here.