What We Do
The goal of Our Money Matters (OMM) is to develop, support, and scale financial literacy education and sound financial practices for members of under-served communities. The program initiative was developed by HBCU CDAC to provide opportunities for scholarships, employment, career exploration, and pathways to entrepreneurship. Through a combination of online tools and services delivered in-person, we are helping HBCU/MSI students, staff, alumni, and community residents around the campuses get their financial health in order. We thank the Wells Fargo Foundation for their partnership.
THE OMM PROGRAM CONSISTS OF THREE MAIN COMPONENTS:
1 : Online Financial Education Hub
The digital platform empowers and supports participants in communities and educational settings to acquire the knowledge, build the habits and access financial literacy tools in order to make informed and savvy financial decisions.
2 : Financial Curriculum
The proprietary and curated courses were developed through a collaboration of subject matter experts including academics and financial professionals. These courses integrate into general education and degree programs and are designed to promote financial literacy for both students and community residents.
3 : The OMM Service Suite
Developed through partnerships with institutions in order to co-locate and co-program other well-being resources on campus and in surrounding communities. These include access to food pantries to address food insecurity as well as career closets that provide participants with access to appropriate work attire.