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Financial Literacy Events

In addition to our publications, videos, conferences, and other financial literacy efforts, OCC professionals participate hands-on in financial literacy events around the country.

Radio One’s Wealth Building Wednesdays

 

Community Development Specialist Denise Murray discusses reverse mortgages during a radio interview with Wealth Building Wednesdays host Ray Starkes.

 

OCC’s Denise Murray participates in monthly Wealth Building Wednesdays radio interviews to discuss various financial literacy topics, including America Saves Week, earned income tax credits, and saving for college.

 

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2015

The Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2015 was co-sponsored by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, the Council for Economic Education, and Junior Achievement USA. The OCC's Community Affairs and Public Affairs staff and other exhibitors offered information on their financial literacy programs to business leaders, congressional aides, financial educators, and the general public.

 

Community Development Specialist Denise Murray describes various OCC financial literacy resources, including the Financial Literacy Update, HelpWithMyBank.gov Question and Answer booklet, and Customer Assistance Group brochures.

 
 

National Consumer Protection Week 2015

In February, the OCC brought an information-filled exhibit and helpful staff to Capitol Hill for an event in celebration of National Consumer Protection Week, highlighting consumer protection and education.

 

Community Development Specialist Denise Murray promotes the OCC’s Helpwithmybank.gov Question and Answer booklet as a resource for financial concerns.

Community Development Specialist Denise Murray promotes the OCC’s Helpwithmybank.gov Question and Answer booklet as a resource for financial concerns.

 

Karen Bellesi, Community Development Manager, offers the Consumer Advisory “Gift Cards: OCC Provides Tips to Consumers” to a National Consumer Protection Week attendee.

Karen Bellesi, Community Development Manager, offers the Consumer Advisory “Gift Cards: OCC Provides Tips to Consumers” to a National Consumer Protection Week attendee.

 
 

Beth Castro, District Community Affairs Officer, explains OCC financial resources to help inform consumers.

 

Congressional Affairs Specialist Arnold Cohen and Technical Assistant Courtney Cook offer materials, including OCC’s Help With My Bank booklet, for a National Consumer Protection Week attendee.

Congressional Affairs Specialist Arnold Cohen and Technical Assistant Courtney Cook offer materials, including OCC's HelpWithMyBank.gov booklet, for a National Consumer Protection Week attendee.

 
 

OCC’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, Financial Literacy Update, provides upcoming events, initiatives, and resources for consumers.

OCC’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, Financial Literacy Update, provides upcoming events, initiatives, and resources for consumers.

 

OCC joins other federal agencies and organizations to share education and resources during National Consumer Protection Week 2013.

OCC joins other federal agencies and organizations to share education and resources during National Consumer Protection Week 2015.

 

Banking on Our Future

In October 2014, OCC staff members volunteered at the Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future financial literacy outreach event at Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School in Washington, DC.

 

Operation HOPE gathers volunteers from various federal agencies to support teaching students financial literacy principles at the Banking On Our Future event.

Operation HOPE gathers volunteers from various federal agencies to support teaching students financial literacy principles at the Banking On Our Future event.

 

OCC representatives Courtney Cook, Tom Melo, and Patricia Acosta (left to right) discuss financial literacy topics, including saving and budgeting, to students of Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter School.

OCC representatives Courtney Cook, Tom Melo, and Patricia Acosta (left to right) discuss financial literacy topics, including saving and budgeting, to students of Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter School.

 
 

Deputy Comptroller of Community Affairs Barry Wides and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot join Francis Scott Key Middle School Principal Myriam Rogers to discuss presentation topics for the financial literacy event in April 2013.

 

 

Financial Readiness Fair During America Saves and Military Saves Weeks

The OCC presented financial information to promote effective savings behavior during America Saves Week and the Department of Defense Military Saves Week at the Pentagon.

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OCC’s Denise Murray answers questions regarding saving techniques to an America Saves Week attendee.
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Community Development Specialist Denise Murray promotes OCC’s Helpwithmybank.gov as a resource for financial products and services.
 

National Academy of Finance

Through its relationship with the National Academy of Finance, the OCC has placed dozens of students in internship opportunities at the agency's offices across the country to help prepare them for careers in finance.