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Chicago Fed Announces Money Smart Week, April 2-9, 2011.

Last Updated: 03/21/11

News Release

Upcoming Money Smart Week® April 2-9

CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and more than 250 partner organizations announced today that the tenth-annual Chicago Money Smart Week will be held April 2-9.

 

Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations, Money Smart Week is designed to educate consumers about money management as well as generate awareness of financial education programs on topics such as saving, using credit wisely, and financial education for youths. 

 

More than 500 free classes, seminars and activities will take place during Money Smart Week. The educational activities will be carried out by more than 250 local community groups, financial institutions, not-for profit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, local and national government agencies, and media personalities.

 

Classes will also be offered in a variety of languages. Other highlights of Money Smart Week 2011 include an essay contest for fifth- through eighth-grade students, programs for Chicago Public School students, events continuing for the third year in DuPage County and the western suburbs and a national partnership with the American Library Association that will include programming in nearly 30 states.

 

For more information about Money Smart Week, contact Alejo Torres at (312) 322-2287, alejo.torres@chi.frb.org.

 

A calendar of events for this year’s Money Smart Week, along with additional updated information is now available on the Chicago Fed’s Web site: www.moneysmartweek.org/chicago


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