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Third “Week of Financial Education” launches at Mexican Consulate

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Sponsors and presenters at inauguration ceremony for the Semana de Educacion Financiera at Mexican Consulate of Houston March 6 2014
Sponsors and presenters at inauguration ceremony for the Semana de Educacion Financiera at Mexican Consulate of Houston March 6 2014
Marc Pembroke
Israel Consantino, Consul de Asuntos Comunitarios, introduces program
Israel Consantino, Consul de Asuntos Comunitarios, introduces program
photo by Marc Pembroke

On Thursday, March 6, the Consulate of Mexico in Houston hosted an inauguration ceremony opening the “Semana de Educacion Financiera” or “Week of Financial Education. Financial Education Week features a series of presentations by business lenders, banks, small business private and public agencies, and local universities to promote many opportunities for improving learning skills in the Hispanic community.

About 40 participants represented sponsoring organizations including Accion Texas, Bank on Houston, Community Family Services, Covenant Community Capital, Federal Reserve Bank Dallas Branch, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Money Management International, Neighborhood Tax Center, Saber es Poder, US Small Business Administration, Una Familia Sin Fronteras, and the University of Houston Downtown. Programs will focus on helping individuals with personal and small business tax matters, basic education about credit and banking, and credit counseling for those experiencing financial issues due to loss of work or illness.

The ceremony opened with welcoming remarks by Israel Constantino, Consul de Asuntos Comunitarios.

Manuel Gonzalez, District Director of the Small Business Administration and a staff member presented a brief talk on “Como Emprender un Negocio” (How to Start a Business).

Ramiro Cavazos, Regional Director of Money Management International also explained its free services to persons needing financial counseling on personal and business matters.