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July 19, 2010
Tessa Benavides

HACU President chosen to serve on inaugural financial literacy board

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores has been chosen to serve as a member of the inaugural Gallup−HOPE Financial Literacy Index Advisory Board. The board will aid in enhancing and promoting the usefulness and integrity of the Gallup−HOPE Financial Literacy Index.

According to a recent Gallup and Operation HOPE news release, by bringing together thought leaders on financial literacy from business, government, finance and education, Gallup and HOPE expect this ground−breaking index will clearly make the case that financial literacy in our youth, combined with hope, engagement and well−being, promotes academic success.

The Index will assess American youth in targeted cities and compare their results to a national baseline to enable charting the effects of financial literacy education in current school curriculums across the country. Tangible numbers will provide policymakers and community−based organizations with an objective and continuous metric for youth financial literacy across America and a method for tracking results of financial literacy programming.