To date, the FDIC has delivered over 138,000 copies of Money Smart to financial institutions, community groups, and agencies across the country. More than 300,000 people have taken Money Smart classes; in addition, over 40,000 new banking relationships have been established.
The FDIC has also set up the Money Smart Alliance Program for those organizations wishing to sign an agreement with the FDIC to promote Money Smart throughout their constituency. In many cases, these organizations have a presence in a number of states or nationwide. Since the Money Smart Alliance Program was announced by Chairman Powell in June 2002, the number of Alliance Partners has grown to more than 900.
On September 10, four national Hispanic organizations joined the Money Smart Alliance Program:
- Bert Corona Leadership Institute (BCLI)
- MANA, A National Latina Organization
- SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
- The ASPIRA Association, Inc.
Photo Essay: Money Smart Alliance Program Signing Ceremony
All our partners and Alliance members are helping us meet our shared goal of helping low- and moderate-income Americans become "Money Smart" so they can establish healthy banking relationships, begin building assets, and secure a better future for themselves and their families.
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