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Banking on Our Future DC collaborated with BB&T, Industrial Bank, George Washington University’s Finance & Investment Club and the District Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) to host the first Financial Dignity Empowerment Day at the historic Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington DC on Thursday, May, 16, 2013.
Commitment and dedication are one of the many attributes that exemplify characteristics of an Operation HOPE Corps Volunteer. Vice President of First Bank, Francis Lau, continues to invest in the wellbeing of our next generation of professionals. Since 2006, Francis Lau has served on the HOPE Corps Volunteer team. In 2008, he received the HOPE Corps Volunteer of the Year award for his involvement with Operation HOPE’s youth financial literacy program, Banking on Our Future.
Please join me in congratulating E*TRADE for taking time to INVEST in the community, educating students at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School in Atlanta on "The Language of Money."
In celebration of Financial Literacy month, Banking on Our Future - Baltimore united with University of Maryland to provide a Financial Literacy Empowerment Day to James McHenry Elementary Middle School students. On Thursday, April 25th, 151 students ranging from grades 5 through 8 were afforded the opportunity to apply lessons learned about banking, budgeting, savings, investments and real-life financial situations.
Banking on Our Future - DC partnered with Drew Freeman Middle School for their third annual Financial Literacy Empowerment Day to share the basics of personal finance with 8th grade classrooms. On Tuesday, April 23rd, volunteers from Wells Fargo, Industrial Bank, PNC, E*TRADE and Prince George’s Community College united forces to enlighten our future leaders about the fundamentals of money management.
Washington, D.C. and our nation need strong and effective leadership today more than ever. Congressman Mel Watts seems to fit that description to me. Important to me, one of my key employee’s family was a constituent of the then Congressman in Charlotte, North Carolina, and they uniformly endorse him. I am told that while Congressman, Mr. Watt encouraged the local adoption of our Banking On Our Future, College...
The official Financial Literacy Month event for Banking on Our Future (BOOF)-DC took place at Francis Scott Key Middle School located in Silver Spring, Maryland on April 19. Over 100 volunteers taught financial education in 37 individual classrooms reaching over 850 students. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot participated by sharing remarks with the volunteers and also spending time in the classroom.
On April 10th, Bank of America and Banking on Our Future collaborated to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. 35 Bank of America volunteers from the DC Metropolitan Area spent their morning with the 2nd – 5th graders at Barcroft Elementary School located in Arlington, VA.
Volunteers from Morgan State University, University of Baltimore, Wells Fargo, 1st Mariner Bank and Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) of Baltimore taught financial education to 4th - 8th graders at Thomas Johnson Elementary/ Middle School on March 20, 2013.
Banking on Our Future Denver has forged a new partnership with the Denver Public Library and Bank On Denver entitled, "Thrifty Thursdays". This program takes place from February-May at three branch locations that serve primarily immigrant communities.
Banking on Our Future was presented to 8th -10th graders at Richard Wright Public Charter School (RWPCS) in the District of Columbia on March 14th. This was the first year BOOF was experienced by the young students.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 volunteers from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) joined forces with Banking on Our Future (BOOF) in Washington DC to educate the students of the Preparatory School of DC during Global Money Week.
Global Money Week kicked off this morning, as representatives of Child Youth & Finance International rang the opening bell at the NYSE.
March 15th - March 21st, HOPE is joining 185 organizations across 80 countries to bring financial literacy to children and youth across the globe.