Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
On Wednesday, April 11, the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in celebrating NYSE Euronext’s Annual Financial Literacy Week and the launch of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund). The bell marks the launch of the newly formed CFE Fund at Living Cities, a new entity that promotes financial stability and growth by development of financial empowerment programs at the municipal level. In honor of the occasion, CFE Co-chairs Jonathan Mintz, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner, and José Cisneros, City of San Francisco Treasurer, ring The Opening BellSM.
-- NYSE Euronext Commemorates Financial Literacy Week (April 9-13) --
About the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund
The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) at Living Cities supports municipal efforts to improve the financial stability of households by leveraging opportunities unique to local government. By translating cutting edge experience with large scale programs, research, and policy in cities of all sizes, the CFE Fund at Living Cities assists with the implementation of programs that help families build assets and make the most of their financial resources. The CFE Fund is a project of Living Cities, a philanthropic collaborative of the world's largest foundations and financial institutions dedicated to improving the lives of people with low incomes and the cities where they live.
The CFE Fund also supports The Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Coalition, which is a coalition of 12 cities that are already implementing broad and innovative empowerment strategies. The CFE Coalition is led by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s representative, New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee’s representative, Treasurer José Cisneros. The other members are Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; County of Hawai’i, Hawaii; Louisville, Kentucky; Newark, New Jersey; Providence, Rhode Island; San Antonio, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; and Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit cfecoalition.org.