Encouraging financial literacy for San Antonians
Lisa Montoya and her students are preparing the next generation with financial management skills. The Latino Financial Issues (LFI) program in the College of Business serves the San Antonio community by offering programs and workshops in financial literacy and education.
“My hope is that our students leave the program with a sense of optimism and hope for our society in the future.
- Lisa Montoya
Studies show that 50 percent of the Hispanic community lacks a credit history, which means they cannot qualify for mortgages or other loans. LFI was created to introduce UTSA students to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and community economic development. They share this knowledge with middle-school students in high-need districts, not only teaching basic financial concepts but helping the youngsters develop a plan for higher education.
“My hope is that our students leave the program with a sense of optimism and hope for our society in the future. They’ve learned how they can make a difference in the community, and they are poised to act,” says Montoya, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Business.
UTSA programs such as LFI address key needs for the future economic well-being of our region and society. Philanthropic investment from the community ensures such programs are available to all UTSA students and helps the university further serve society.
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