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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

    Radio One’s Wealth Building Wednesdays 1  
Community Development Specialist Denise Murray discusses reverse mortgages during a radio interview with Wealth Building Wednesdays host Ray Starkes.
   Radio One’s Wealth Building Wednesdays 2   
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.
 

National Consumer Protection Week 2013

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.

  Beth Castro, Director for Community Development, explains OCC financial resources to help inform consumers.
Beth Castro, Director for Community Development, explains OCC financial resources to help inform consumers.
  Community Development Manager Karen Bellesi explains how to sign-up for OCC’s bi-monthly Financial Literacy Update.
Community Development Manager Karen Bellesi explains how to sign-up for OCC’s bi-monthly Financial Literacy Update.
 
  OCC’s Beth Castro, Karen Bellesi, and Courtney Cook (left to right) join Derick Rill of the Federal Trade Commission to support the National Consumer Protection Week event on Capitol Hill.
OCC’s Beth Castro, Karen Bellesi, and Courtney Cook (left to right) join Derick Rill of the Federal Trade Commission to support the National Consumer Protection Week event on Capitol Hill.
  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 2013.
 

Banking on Our Future

In April 2013, OCC staff members volunteered at the Operation HOPE's Banking on Our Future financial literacy outreach event at Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

 

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.

 

 

Operation HOPE's Vice President Jackie Starr and Program Manager Michelle Hammonds (left to right) discuss financial literacy topics, including saving and budgeting, to students of Francis Scott Key Middle School.

 

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2013

The Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill 2013 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.

 

 

Director for Community Affairs Policy Ted Wartell and Congressional Affairs Specialist Arnold Cohen discuss featured events and initiatives on the latest edition of OCC’s Financial Literacy Update.

 

 

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.

 
 

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.

    America Saves Week 2  
OCC’s Denise Murray answers questions regarding saving techniques to an America Saves Week attendee.
    America Saves Week 1  
Community Development Specialist Denise Murray promotes OCC’s Helpwithmybank.gov as a resource for financial products and services.
 

National Consumer Protection Week 2012 

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

  Intern Dakota Bidgood, Community Development Specialist Denise Murray, Community Development Manager Karen Bellesi, Director for Community Development Beth Castro, and Director for Community Affairs Policy Ted Wartell display OCC information at the National Consumer Protection Week event on Capitol Hill event.
Intern Dakota Bidgood, Community Development Specialist Denise Murray, Community Development Manager Karen Bellesi, Director for Community Development Beth Castro, and Director for Community Affairs Policy Ted Wartell display OCC information at the National Consumer Protection Week event on Capitol Hill.
  Ted Wartell, Director for Community Affairs Policy, discusses OCC materials with a participant in the Capitol Hill event.
Ted Wartell, Director for Community Affairs Policy, discusses OCC materials with a participant at the Capitol Hill event.
 
 
  Beth Castro, Director for Community Development, offers an OCC Consumer Advisory to a National Consumer Protection Week attendee.
Beth Castro, Director for Community Development, offers an OCC Consumer Advisory to a National Consumer Protection Week attendee.
  Community Development Manager Karen Bellesi explains how to sign-up to receive the OCC's Financial Literacy Updates.
Community Development Manager Karen Bellesi explains how to sign-up to receive the OCC's Financial Literacy Update.
 

Get Smart about Credit (American Bankers Association)

This program brings financial services industry professionals and OCC staff to classrooms to share information about the responsible credit use.

   District Community Affairs Officer Karol Klim  
Karol Klim, (District Community Affairs Officer) teaches credit smarts at Benjamin Mays High School. (Oct 2008)
   David Lewis (District Community Affairs Officer) focuses on credit responsibility at the University of Texas. (Oct 2008).  
David Lewis (District Community Affairs Officer) focuses on credit responsibility at the University of Texas. (Oct 2008)
 

Teach Children to Save (American Bankers Association)

This program provides volunteers from the banking industry and OCC to talk to students in grades K-12 about budgeting, saving, recognizing needs and wants, and how interest makes savings grow.

   Community Affairs Special Advisor Karen Bellesi teaches students about budgeting at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. (April 2010)  
Community Affairs Special Advisor Karen Bellesi teaches students about budgeting at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. (April 2010)
   Kris Rengert (Community Development Expert) teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C. (April 2009)  
Kris Rengert (Community Development Expert) teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C. (April 2009)
 
   Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs Barry Wides  
Barry Wides (Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs) explains needs versus wants.
(April 2008)
   

 

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.