Senior Obama Administration Official to Participate in Advancing Financial Literacy, Capability, Well-Being Among Hispanics Symposium

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Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative), will participate in a panel discussion at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund Institute (TIAA-CREF Institute) Advancing Financial Literacy, Capability and Well-Being among Hispanics Symposium in Austin, Texas at 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Ceja will speak on a panel entitled “Perspectives from the Media, Business and Government on Hispanic Personal Finances.” The panelists will discuss their own experience, expertise and insight on both short- and long-term financial priorities to improve the financial well-being of the Hispanic community. Ceja will share the Administration’s efforts towards increasing financial literacy among students and families.

TIAA-CREF Institute’s symposium will convene a multidisciplinary group of academic researchers, policy makers, prominent researchers, policy analysts, higher education leadership, and business leaders and other subject matter experts, focused on improving the personal financial engagement of Hispanics. The Institute, which produces original research and insights on issues pertaining to financial security and organizational effectiveness for the educational, nonprofit and public sectors, will explore the financial practices, literacy and experience of Hispanics, as well as initiatives to improve outcomes along these dimensions with the objective of informing policies, practices and services that target improvements in the financial wellbeing of the Hispanic community.