Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Financial Education Network from Urban Tech


New York-based financial executive Janina Casey supports a wide range of community efforts. Besides mentoring and sponsoring two underprivileged high school students through private school, Janina Casey serves on the board of the National Urban Technology Center (Urban Tech).

A social enterprise, Urban Tech uses social emotional learning and critical thinking to alter the educational landscape. The organization uses interactive curriculum that includes programs such as the Financial Education Network (FEN).

Formed through collaboration between Urban Tech and Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking, FEN is an online learning destination being tested through partnerships in Miami, Seattle, Atlanta, and Dallas. The program is available through colleges, organizations, and schools dedicated to building a community around financial education. Once tested in these areas, FEN will expand across the nation.

FEN offers a variety of online modules for students, including money management, buying a home, and banking services. Through each module, individuals learn about everything from the basics of savings and checking accounts to the step-by-step process of purchasing a home as a young adult. They also have the opportunity to learn about dealing with debt problems, creating a spending plan, and reading a credit report.

Urban Tech Offers Online Exercises to Promote Social Growth

A former child actor, Janina Casey graduated with a degree in finance from St. Johns University. In her charitable work, Janina Casey ser...