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Volume 6, Issue 4, 2006   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Get Checking Launches in Houston

Access to mainstream financial services is on the horizon for unbanked and underbanked consumers in Houston through Get Checking™, a national initiative sponsored by eFunds Corp. and the University of Wisconsin Extension. Read more »

Kids Bank Encourages Early Saving in Fort Worth

A unique partnership between Unity One Federal Credit Union and Fort Worth's Washington Heights Elementary School created a "Kids Bank" that encourages savings and teaches children valuable financial skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. Read more »

News & Events

  • The Enterprise Network Conference will be in Los Angeles, Calif., October 25–27. Read more Off-site page
  • The Opportunity Finance Network will host its network conference in Washington, D.C., on October 30–November 2. Read more Off-site page
  • The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) sponsors its annual Urban Forum on November 8–10 in Miami, Fla. Read more Off-site page
  • The 2006 RAISE Texas Summit on November 15–16 brings Texas asset-building stakeholders together to develop a statewide asset-building plan for 2007. The summit will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and is cohosted with the Texas Asset Building Coalition/Covenant Community Capital. Read more Off-site page
  • The 6th Biennial Governor's Housing Summit will take place on November 15–17 in Albuquerque, N.M. The conference, titled Housing Today, Housing Tomorrow, Housing New Mexico, is hosted by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Read more Off-site page
  • The Financial Literacy and Education Commission will host the "Southwest Regional Conference on Reaching the Unbanked" on December 4 in Edinburg, Texas. For more information, e-mail Louisa Quittman Send an e-mail.
  • The Texas Association of Community Development Corporations holds its regional meeting in Dallas, December 12, at the Federal Reserve Bank. For more information, contact the association at 512-916-0508.

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