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Financial Literacy Advisory Committee

The Financial Literacy Advisory Committee was established through legislation in July 2012 to advise the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) on the development of a 3-year pilot financial literacy pilot program for 10 high schools in gateway municipalities. This competitive grant program is designed to equip high school students with the knowledge and skills needed to become self-supporting and to enable students to make critical decisions regarding personal finances. The advisory committee is co-chaired by the Commissioner of the DESE and the State Treasurer, or their designees; it includes members from the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, the council on economic education, public school districts, financial organizations, professional associations and unions, and higher education institutions in the Commonwealth.

Meeting Schedule:

The Financial Literacy Advisory Committee meeting schedule:

January 29, 20141:00 pm - 3:00 amOne Ashburton Place
12th Floor Conference Room
Boston, MA 02108
April 14, 201412:00 pm – 1:00 pmMassachusetts Credit Union League
845 Donald Lynch Boulevard
Marlborough, MA 01752-4704
Meeting Room: New Hampshire and Vermont
August 12, 20141:00 pm – 3:00 pmDepartment of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 01248
Meeting Room: 303
November 10, 201410:00 am – 12:00 pmState Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza , Suite 5170
Boston, MA 02116
February 12, 201510:00 am – 12:00 pmMassachusetts Bankers Association
1 Washington Mall
Boston, MA 02203
May 22, 201512:30 am – 1:30 pmState House
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 01233
Nurses Hall and the Grand Staircase

Related Resources

Financial Literacy Pilot Program Legislation
National Standards for Financial Literacy, with correlation to Common Core
Money as You Learn: Tools for Educators to Integrate Personal Finance into Teaching the Common Core

Contact Information

Jake Foster
Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Phone: 781-338-3510, Email:

2013-2014 Council Members

Dr. Mitchell Chester, Ed.D.CommissionerMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Ms. Deborah GoldbergMassachusetts Treasurer and Receiver GeneralThe Office of State Treasurer
Mr. John ChapmanUndersecretaryThe Office of Undersecretary of Community Affairs and Business Regulation
Mr. Benjamin DeLorioTeacher, Belmont High SchoolMassachusetts Teachers Association
Mr. Michael EnglanderTeacher, North Attleboro High SchoolAmerican Federation of Teachers Massachusetts
Mr. John AntonucciSuperintendent, Westwood Public Schools Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)
Mr. Nicholas ChristPresident and CEO, BayCoast Bank Massachusetts Bankers Association
Ms. Mary Ann Clancy, Esq.Senior Vice Pres./General Counsel Massachusetts Credit Union League
Ms. Alice Cornish White PresidentMassachusetts Council on Economic Education
Dr. Dorothy Siden, Ph.D.Director of the Center for Economic Education, Salem State UniversityMassachusetts Department of Higher Education
Dr. Eric Hayden, Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Dept, of Economics, UMass BostonMassachusetts Department of Higher Education
Ms. Leanne Martin FayDirector of Financial EducationOffice of the State Treasurer
Dr. Jake Foster, Ph.D.Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Ms. Sheila O'LoughlinFinancial Education CoordinatorOffice of the State Treasurer
Ms. Anne DeMallieScience, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Last Updated: May 8, 2015
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