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  • The Women's Resource of Greater Houston The Women's Resource of Greater Houston

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(29.780794,-95.45622)
 

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Mission Statement

Mission The Women's Resource of Greater Houston provides free financial education and research so that women and girls have the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions and improve their lives.

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Founded in 1990 as the Greater Houston Women's Foundation, The Women's Resource of Greater Houston provides free financial education and research so that women and girls have the knowledge they need to make sound financial decisions and improve their lives.

We accomplish this mission by recruiting volunteer instructors to teach free personal finance classes; providing leadership and life skills education to at-risk 9 th and 10 th grade girls through Project LEAD (Leadership Education and Development); and sponsoring research on issues critical to women, girls and families.

The Women's Resource annually teaches free financial education classes to over 6,000low income and financially illiterate Houstonians in more than 45 zip codes. Using the acclaimed FDIC Money Smart(tm) and Department of Labor Wi$e Up(tm) curricula, we help those outside the financial mainstream enhance their money skills, create positive banking relationships, build financial knowledge and confidence, and use banking services effectively. Each class participant receives a take home workbook that includes all material discussed in class, other tools they can use once they are home, and a directory of community resources. To date, we have taught over 18.000 Houstonians.

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