ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Financial Literacy for All (FL4ALL), a national initiative dedicated to embedding financial literacy into the nation’s schools, workplaces, communities, and culture, today announced that American Express (NYSE: AXP), Dow Jones (a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWSA, NWS)), and Moderna (Nasdaq: MRNA) have joined a coalition of more than 40 leading organizations that have committed to the movement.
Launched by a consortium of leaders from the business, professional sports, entertainment, and non-profit sectors and Operation HOPE, FL4ALL aims to reimagine the way Americans think about their relationship with money and provide the foundational skills for people to best manage their personal finances and build generational wealth. FL4ALL is committed to:
- Supporting financial literacy programs for the member organizations’ collective employee base of nearly five million people (including 15% of the combined U.S. Fortune 500 workforce)
- Advocating for financial literacy education to be provided to all students as part of their basic education as well as part of lifelong learning for all adults
- Making unbiased and action-oriented financial literacy resources available to all through FL4ALL’s Resource Library
The 10-year initiative, co-chaired by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and Operation HOPE Founder, Chair, and CEO John Hope Bryant, is reaching millions of youths and adults by meeting them wherever they are on their financial journey, ensuring they have access to and an understanding of the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial lives.
“We welcome the addition of these leading companies to our coalition with profound appreciation,” said Co-Chair Bryant. “The significance, reach, and impact that these leading organizations will have on our mission to enhance the financial landscape of our nation is incredible. Their commitment underscores the power of collective action and the shared responsibility we, as leaders in the private and non-profit sectors, have in empowering individuals through financial literacy. Together, we are helping by creating a future where financial literacy is not a privilege for some, but a fundamental right for all.”
To follow the progress of Financial Literacy for All, please visit FL4A.org.
About American Express
American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights, and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on https://www.facebook.com/americanexpress, https://www.instagram.com/americanexpress, https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-express, https://www.twitter.com/americanexpress and https://www.youtube.com/americanexpress.
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About Dow Jones
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world’s largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron’s, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor’s Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). For more information, please visit Dow Jones.com.
In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio and integrated manufacturing facilities that allow for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit Modernatx.com.
About Operation HOPE:
Since 1992, Operation HOPE, Inc, has been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low and moderate-income youth and adults across the nation. Through its community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 4 million individuals and directed more than $3.2 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check-cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Operation HOPE recently received its eighth consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information, visit Operation HOPE.org.
About Financial Literacy for All:
Financial Literacy for All is a national initiative of Operation HOPE to embed financial literacy in American schools, workplaces, communities, and culture, led by a prominent group of leaders from the business, sports, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors. This 10-year initiative will reach millions of youths and working adults by meeting them wherever they are on their financial journey, ensuring they have access to and an understanding of the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to make informed financial decisions and take control of their financial lives. For more information, visit FL4A.org, and FL4ALL’s financial education resource library, which is accessible to the general public as well as to all member companies, their employees and their customers.