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Are You Literate?

vitalvoices hosts ‘From Functional Literacy to Financial Literacy’

The Center for Public Service & Community Research is hosting its final vitalvoices of the Spring semester, “From Functional Literacy to Financial Literacy,” on Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Join UHD’s Richard Simonds, Director of the Financial Coaching & Economic Stability Lab in the College of Public Service, to explore the state of financial literacy in Texas. The event will look into how the Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy’s (MOAL) involvement in local and national adult literacy initiatives and the United Way of Greater Houston 21st-century vision are supporting the economic health of our city. Special guest Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia will share details about the MOAL.

The event will be held in the College of Public Service Shea Street Building, C-100, or via zoom. Register today!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.