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April 22 – 29, 2017

MSW Kick-Off Event

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Economic Empowerment Conference

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Saturday, April 22, 2017


Get Involved in Money Smart Week!

There are multiple ways you can become a part of Money Smart Week.
Participate, Become a Partner, or Sponsor.


The Money Smart Week Campaign has three primary goals


Financial Literacy Education

Provide individuals with high quality financial literacy education and resources across the El Paso County.

Showcase Financial Services

Demonstrate the range of financial education services that are available to meet the diverse needs of the El Paso communities.

Raise Awareness

Raise awareness among individuals, policymakers, employers, educators, and social service organizations about the importance of financial literacy education.


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MSW Kick-Off Event

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Free Economic Empowerment Conference 2017


Money Smart Week (MSW) is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across the city and county including businesses, financial institutions, schools, not-for-profits, libraries, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers where they can get help, and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout MSW. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.


Money Smart Week is being modeled on successful efforts in Chicago in 2002. The planning resulted in a week of financial seminars and educational activities. The El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in partnership with banks, credit unions, community outreach groups, local organizations, and the media, are leading efforts in the El Paso County to offer free financial education seminars and activities during the annual campaign being held on April 22-29, 2017. The goal of this community wide effort is to help guide the people of El Paso on the path to economic independence through expansion of their knowledge of financial concepts and access to financial resources. This in turn will provide long-term solutions for the financial stability of both individuals and families.


Be a part of Money Smart Week

You can build your own financial skills by attending events and activities in your area. With more resources and information, you can learn ways to better manage your money and apply available financial resources to your life.


You can help plan the next campaign, can help coordinate the annual Money Smart Kid essay/art project contest, or can help promote activities and events through media efforts. You can do so by participating in the Program, Media, or Education Committees.

Become a Partner: Host or Present at an Event

You can help plan the next campaign, can help coordinate the annual Money Smart Kid essay/art project contest, or can help promote activities and events through media efforts. You can do so by participating in the Program, Media or Education Committees.

Become a Sponsor: Contribute to the Campaign

You can provide in kind and/or financial support to the campaign or specific events within the month. Offering support in this way can help increase the reach of the programs and activities held during the month and enable more area constituents to take advantage of the resources provided.


What people are saying about the campaign

"After hearing the presentation, I never really thought that I had all the tools available to start building my wealth.”

Juan Becerra

"The Building Wealth presentation really changed my outlook on life—thanks!"

Irene Quintanilla

“After learning how to make a budget, now I have money left over at the end of every month!"

George Enriquez

"It is so refreshing to see a group of people so invested in the financial well-being of our community!"

Claudio Herrera













BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS • Americorps Financial Literacy Program • Armijo Public Library • Army Community Service, Fort Bliss • Ascend Entrepreneurial Growth • AT&T • Ayuda Community Center • BBVA Compass Bank • Burger King • Chase Bank • City Bank Texas • Consulado General de México • David Sublasky Head Start • Dorris Van Doren Library • Education Service Center, Region 19 Head Start Program • Edward Jones • El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions • El Paso Collaborative • El Paso Electric • El Paso Public Library • Escontrias Early Childhood Center • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch • Financial Women in Texas • First Convenience Bank • First Light Federal Credit Union • First National Bank of Texas • First Savings Bank • Friends of Consumer Freedom • GECU • Green Path • Junior Achievement of El Paso • La Fe Clinic • LiftFund • Mountain Star Federal Credit Union • One Source Federal Credit Union • Peter Piper Pizza • Pioneer Bank • Primerica Financial Services • Project Vida • Rotary Club of West El Paso • Security Service Federal Credit Union • Sergio Troncoso El Paso Public Library • Small Business Development Center Network • Socorro Entertainment Center &bul; Socorro ISD Community Education Learning Center • Teachers Federal Credit Union • Telemundo El Paso • Texas Consumer Credit Services • U.S. Small Business Administration • Undergrads College Consulting & Tours, LLC • United Healthcare • United Way of El Paso County • University of Texas at El Paso, Division of Student Affairs • University of Texas at El Paso, Educational Talent Search Program • Wells Fargo Bank • WestStar Bank • World Financial Group • YDSP Elders Center • YDSP Tribal Empowerment • YISD Special Education • Ysleta Community Learning Center • YWCA

SCHOOLS • Andress High School • Austin High School • Bel Air High School • Bowie High School • Burges High School • Canutillo High School • Cathedral High School • Clardy Elementary School • Clint Early College High School • Clint High School • Coronado High School • Del Valle Elementary School • Del Valle High School • Eastlake High School • Fabens High School • Guillen Middle School • Irving High School • Jefferson High School • Lydia Patterson Institute • Mission Early College High School • Montwood High School • Northwest Early College High School • Oíshea Keleher Elementary • Options High School • Parkland Elementary School • Parkland High School • Pebble Hills High School • Riverside High School • San Elizario High School • Scottsdale Elementary School • Uxer II Head Start • Ysleta Elementary School • Ysleta Head Start


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