Department of Finance

Program for Financial Literacy


UH Bauer College has partnered with a number of organizations that have financial literacy as part of their mission, and may also provide volunteer opportunities.

Bank on Houston:

Goals of Bank on Houston:

  1. Increase the supply of starter account product for the low- income unbanked market.
  2. Raise awareness amongst un-banked consumers about the benefits of account ownership and spur them to open accounts.
  3. Make quality money management education more easily available to low-income Houstonians.
  4. Raise awareness of the un-banked problem and potential solutions

For more information on Bank on Houston, click here.

Change Happens:

Change Happens!, formerly known as Families Under Urban & Social Attack, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, community-based organization. We provide a variety of programs that reflect our mission to empower people to help themselves. Our free programs include:

  • HIV Prevention using street and community outreach and individual counseling
  • Homeless supportive services to individuals and families in more than 20 shelters
  • Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) outreach assistance in nine counties (including Harris)
  • RESCUE Mentor Program (matching a youth with an adult mentor)
  • Capacity Building and Technical Assistance for non-profit community-based organizations
  • After school program

For more information on Change Happens, click here.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas:

As one of twelve regional Reserve Banks in the Federal Reserve System, the Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico.

We've developed the Building Wealth website as resource for schools, nonprofit community organizations, financial services providers and consumers to help young people, adult consumers, families and others develop a plan for building personal wealth. Presents an overview of personal wealth-building strategies that includes setting financial goals, budgeting, saving and investing, managing debt, and understanding credit reports and credit scores.

For more information on the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, click here.

Houston Money Week:

Houston Money Week is a community wide initiative to empower families and individuals with financial education.

See free calendar events around Houston.

For more information on Houston Money Week, click here.

Skills For Living (S4L):

Bauer College appreciates support from Shell to participate in Skills for Living’s Game of Real Life

S4L is a Houston-based non-profit dedicated to promoting financial education among low- and moderate-income families in the greater Houston metro. Coaches teach participants how to define financial, education, and career goals and implement strategies to achieve them offering separate courses for both high school students and adults, each tailored to their respective life stages. The organization provides three student programs: Game of Real life, Leadership Development Institutes, Introductory Adult Workshops, Do You Want a Career or a Job, How Do I Achieve Financial Security, & How Do I Build Assets & Wealth.

For more information on S4L, click here.


The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA):

SOFA is a non-profit corporation, comprised of various financial professionals (CPA’s, Estate Planning Attorneys, Financial Advisors, Insurance Professionals, Realtors, Health and Wellness Experts, Mortgage Brokers, and other specialized persons) who provide financial and health education to various companies, family businesses and organizations.

All education programs are available at NO CHARGE to corporations, family businesses and community groups for the advancement of financial and health education.

For more information on SOFA, click here.

Texas Council on Economic Education (TCEE):

TCEE is a nonprofit that provides staff development on economics, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy throughout the state. The organization provides three student programs: Economics Challenge, PFL Challenge, and the Stock Market GameTM. TCEE and Opportunity Texas have launched a Smarter Texas pilot project to promote financial literacy instruction in the elementary and middle school grades.

For more information on TCEE, click here.

VN TeamWork:

To enhance the health, education, and social well-being of low-income and under served people in the greater Houston metropolitan area through its many health care programs, training programs and community service programs, including the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

For more information on VN Teamwork, click here.