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President's Message

Financial Literacy: A Call to Action

August 28, 2014

By Kelly Wallace

 Teresa Reed, our chapter’s MAP Committee chair, and I recently attended CalCPA’s Financial Literacy Summit of legislators, educators, various providers of financial literacy education materials and volunteer organizations promoting financial literacy. Topics included:

  • “The Importance of Personal Financial Literacy for California’s Future,” which discussed the linkage between the health of California and how it is tied to the sound financial decisions of its residents and impact of personal financial education.
  • “Mandates and Progress for Personal Financial Literacy Education in California,” which are now required curriculum through AB 166 with more plans for implementation through Common Core Standards in math and/or economics in the works.
  • “Financial Literacy Success Stories” highlighted volunteer success for the CalCPA Inland Empire Chapter, a CSU San Bernardino professor and PwC’s financial literacy program.
  • “Community Partnerships and Resources for Financial Literacy” discussed the California Jump$tart Coalition, which partners with various organizations to help young people succeed with money.
  • Breakout sessions attended by myself for “Financial Literacy Volunteer Training” and by Teresa Reed covering the “How-to of Town Halls and Other Community-based Partnerships.”

My favorite part of the program was listening to PwC’s Geographic Marketing Leader Susan Stone describe the firm’s Guinness world record for financial literacy pro bono work and youth education programs: “Earn Your Future” and “Project Belize.” The firm is committed to the program because it is right thing to do, there are synergies of financial education and its energized workforce, giving back makes us better people and having better people makes the company a better firm.

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