HUD: $142 Million Awarded to Help End Youth Homelessness

Grants to support innovative housing programs in 33 communities The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including 11 rural communities. HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including […]

HUD: $145 Million Funding Opportunity Announced to Address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in local and rural communities through HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Competitive funding is available to up to 50 communities for implementation of youth specific […]

ABA: Bank Volunteers Encourage Saving for the Unexpected on 2021 Teach Children to Save Day

Bank employees across the country will bring financial education to more than 70,000 K-8 students as part of the ABA Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Day on April 22. The annual event is a centerpiece of the banking industry’s longstanding commitment to youth financial education. Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education […]

HUD: Report on Youth Homelessness Underscores Importance of American Rescue Plan

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released a report on coordinated community approaches to preventing and ending youth homelessness. The report, “Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Early Implementation Report,” underscores the importance of the American Rescue Plan to addressing homelessness, including for youth. […]

ABA: New York Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest

Leonardo Cross, an 18-year-old student at High School of Art and Design in New York is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010, is a unique national competition that encourages teens ages 13 to 18 to […]

ABA: Foundation Launches 2021 Financial Education Campaign, Unveils New Free Resources for Banks

New materials will help banker volunteers lead virtual and in-person lesson plans for their communities The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2021 financial education campaign and called on America’s banks and their more than two million employees across the nation to participate in this innovative, industry-wide effort to […]

ABA: Banks Accepting Entries for ABA Foundation’s Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest

Banks across the nation are now accepting entries for the American Bankers Association Foundation’s 11th annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The national contest encourages teens ages 13-18 to get creative and educate their peers on the benefits of sound money management. Winners are eligible for cash prizes up to $5,000. Teen […]

ABA: Foundation Seeking Banks to Host 11th Annual “Lights, Camera, Save!” Teen Video Contest

The American Bankers Association Foundation is urging banks across the country to participate in its upcoming Lights, Camera, Save! video competition that runs from February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management. […]

ABA: Bank Employees Across U.S. Share Financial Knowledge with Students on Get Smart About Credit Day

Bank employees across the country will celebrate the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Get Smart About Credit Day on Oct. 15th by presenting virtual lessons to teens and young adults on a range of personal finance topics. Given the economic disruption from the ongoing pandemic, this year’s online campaign is particularly timely. Get […]

ABA: Foundation and Junior Achievement Announce Partnership to Empower America’s Youth with Money Skills

The American Bankers Association Foundation and Junior Achievement today announced a new two-year partnership to work collaboratively to help our nation’s youth build the financial knowledge they need to own their economic success and plan for the future. The ABA Foundation and Junior Achievement will work in tandem to bring […]