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The Council for Economic Education (CEE) partners on a wide range of activities to promote economic and financial education. By leveraging the expertise of partner organizations, CEE reaches more educators and their students in order to address their specific needs. We reciprocate by providing economic and financial literacy education resources and knowledge to broaden the outreach efforts of our partners.

Our current partners include:


YMCA of Greater New York CEE works in partnership with the YMCA of Greater New York to teach young students the basics of financial literacy through our program, Never Too Young: Personal Finance for K–5 Learners. This program is a complete financial literacy curriculum designed specifically for after school/out of school to help young learners understand concepts such as the basics of banking and credit, the cost to run a family and the importance of cost-benefit analysis in making purchases. This program is also delivered through the YMCA of Greater New York, bringing financial literacy to their Y After School Academy (YAS), reaching 15,000 kids through 140 sites..

CEE is working in partnership with the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) to increase economic understanding of agricultural systems and cooperatives in our country. C-Fare is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. C-FARE promotes the work of applied economists and serves as a catalyst for incorporating economic thinking into the analysis of food, agricultural and resource decisions.

Families In Schools

CEE is working with Families In Schools (FIS) to effectively engage parents in the Financial Literacy for Hispanic Students and Their Families program in California. This collaboration brings together components of the FIS College Knowledge Academy family training program with CEE’s teacher professional development and Financial Fitness for Life teacher student and parent materials to provide a comprehensive family approach to financial literacy in both English and Spanish. We are working to expand this partnership to other states in the future.

NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext collaborates with CEE to raise awareness of the importance of financial knowledge and education. Our organizations collaborate on teacher professional development opportunities as well as student and teacher educational visits to the NYSE floor.

New York Financial Literacy Coalition

CEE is a founding member of the New York Financial Literacy Coalition. The New York Financial Literacy Coalition engages non-profit organizations, teachers and school administrators to promote financial literacy education. Co-founders include Junior Achievement of New York, Working in Support of Education (W!SE), Muriel F Siebert Foundation, Museum of American Finance and the Coalition for Debtor Education.

National Council for the Social Studies

CEE partners with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) to promote economic and financial literacy education as social studies content areas. Our organizations work together to share information, teaching resources and professional development opportunities with our intersecting constituencies.

National Academy Foundation

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is working with CEE to integrate our materials into the NAF Academy of Finance curriculum and the curricula of other Academies to support economic and financial literacy for all students. Both organizations are working together to provide expanded professional development for teachers at NAF Academies across the country.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

CEE is partnering with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) to implement the Hispanic Students and Their Families Financial Literacy Program with the goal of developing a broad Hispanic Community Engagement Program for Financial Literacy. This partnership leverages CEE’s strengths in the class room with USHCC’s access to business and community leaders knowledgeable of the financial issues facing Hispanics in their area.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

CEE and our affiliates have partnered with local GEAR UP grantees in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Tennessee to integrate financial literacy into teacher training and parental engagement programs. Financial Fitness for Life has been used at these GEAR UP sites with middle and high school students and their parents, helping build the financial knowledge and capability of the family as a whole.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a competitive grant program of the U.S. Department of Education that increases the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing States and local community-education partnerships six-to-seven year grants to offer support services to high-poverty, middle and high schools.

Federal Reserve System’s Centennial Advisory Council Nan J. Morrison, CEE’s President and CEO, serves on the Federal Reserve System’s Centennial Advisory Council. The Fed has three goals for the System’s centennial commemoration: to encourage reflection on the lessons of our past, to significantly deepen understanding of the central bank’s evolving role in promoting economic growth and stability, and, in doing so, to strengthen broad public trust and confidence in the institution as they carry out these responsibilities. The observation of this centennial begins December 2013 and will conclude in 2014.
Former Fed Chairmen Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan will serve as honorary co-chairs of the advisory council.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Nan J. Morrison, CEE’s President and CEO, serves as a board member of The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®—an organization of organizations that share an interest in advancing financial literacy among students in pre-kindergarten through college. CEE is a founding member of Jump$tart.