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May 28, 2021 -- Online FEC Presentation, courtesy of the Mexican Consulate (Facebook Video)

May 19, 2021 -- The Houston Financial Empowerment Center was a recipient of the 2021 Difference Maker Award from Houston Money Week

Houston Money Week awards the Difference Maker Award to different individuals or groups that have made a significant impact in the Houston communities that they serve. The HFEC program was recognized for its work in Houston, especially its collaborative efforts during April National Financial Literacy Month and Money Week. The HFEC successfully collaborated across organizations and programs to provide workshops and programs to the Houston area community. The following organizations and offices were partners — the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the Mayor’s Office of Education, the Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy, Houston Public Library, Bank On Houston, Regions Bank, the Alliance, Ms. Black Texas USA, and Houston Money Week.

Sandra Imery, the Financial Empowerment Center Program Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the entire HFEC team. Special thanks were given to the following financial counselors who participated in April Financial Literacy Month; Lydia Sims, Marcus Hill, and Noemi Flores,  along with Ana Gonzalez, the Alliance FEC Program Manager.

The HFEC is excited to continue to grow and expand their financial work in the Houston community through its collaborations with Houston Money Week and other partners in the future.

Visit the Houston Money Week website here: https://www.houstonmoneyweek.org/.

August 4, 2020 -- Financial Empowerment Center Spanish Radio Spot in Houston’s Police Department Comunidad y Confianza.

Maria Franco, Administrative Data Coordinator discusses FEC and the importance of financial management during COVID-19.


news150July 9, 2020 -- Is Financial Counseling an Essential City Service?
This February, New York City’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection announced an expansion of its network of Financial Empowerment Centers. The number of centers — which offer free one-on-one financial counseling to anyone over the age of 18, who lives or works in NYC — would more than double to 34 across the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island ... Read full article at nextcity.org (opens in a new window)