Through December 8, 2004, the FDIC has delivered nearly 170,000 copies (paper and CD-ROM versions) of Money Smart to financial institutions, community groups and agencies across the country. The FDIC has provided free training to approximately 7,700 instructors. More than 300,000 people have taken Money Smart classes; in addition, over 40,000 new banking relationships have been established.
The Women's Resource of Greater Houston (TWR) joined the Money Smart Alliance Program to continue bringing financial education to women in the Houston area. FDIC Community Affairs Officer Eloy Villafranca (right) presented an Alliance plaque and a copy of the new Money Smart interactive CD-ROM to Robbie Blanton, TWR's Executive Director.
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.
New Alliance Partners since the Fall 2004 issue of Money Smart News include:
- The National Congress For Community Economic Development (NCCED)
- The Women's Resource of Greater Houston
- The Tennessee Housing Development Agency
- The Mission of Peace Community Development Corporation and its network affiliates
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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