The Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (FLCCT) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation whose members come from all walks of life- public and private, individual and organization- but are united by the same goal: to promote community prosperity by providing unbiased financial education. FLCCT believes that since we all handle money, we should all understand money.
The FLCCT recruits and trains volunteers to deliver sound money management information to adults and youth throughout the Central Texas community. FLCCT volunteers teach from materials developed by a range of trusted financial institutions, such as the FDIC, The Department of Labor, the National Endowment for Financial Education, and others. While all classes cover money handling, the various curricula have been developed for specific audiences such as young children, high school students, young adults or adults. We work with our Host Partners in choosing the classes that best match the needs of their clients and provide the needed materials for each class. Additionally, we provide financial literacy awareness and resources through money-related education and activities.
My name is Deandra Sullivan and I have been volunteering with FLCCT for a few months now. The process and training were easy and straightforward. It has been such a rewarding experience being able to assist other Texans with their financial needs. I love being able to make a difference in someone’s life every time I volunteer my time!
— Financial Literacy & Communications Specialist, Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
Sustaining PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
The FLCCT is grateful to have the support of various organizations in the community. Their generous contributions allow us to continue our mission to provide financial education and resources to low income families who are often neglected and the most vulnerable.
Thank you for your support ♥
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
“The Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (FLCCT) gives individuals hope to accomplish their goals, by providing the knowledge and confidence necessary to enhance their day to day financial decision making.”
– Danny Matthews
Meet the Team
Lourdes is a journalist and holds a BS degree in Communications. She worked in several newspapers and PR firms in Lima, Peru. Because of her work in politics and Social Issues she has always been involved in philanthropic causes. After moving to the USA, she has published as a freelance writer for the newspaper Ahora Si! and also worked as a Hotel Management Consultant.
Lourdes started to volunteer at a young age and in Austin, she has served as a Board Member for local non-profits and organizations including Seton Hospitals where she was Editor in Chief of Brackenridge newsletter and People’s Community Clinic where she served as Vice Chair. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and when not writing she spends her free time traveling and dining out.
Email Lourdes at LZuniga@flcct.org
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Daryan moved to Austin in 2012, where she earned her B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University. She works part-time for Bravely, a for-profit financial literacy platform for women in the Austin area, and is working towards Accredited Financial Counseling (AFC) certification. On her days off, you can catch her at her local haunts: Figure 8, El Caribe, and AFS Cinema.
Why FLCCT: Knowledge is power! I feel that to my core and volunteer with FLCCT to spread knowledge and empower my community. No matter one’s income, the best financial game plan includes the right tools and an encouraging teacher, guide, or friend to make the tough subjects manageable. I’m proud of FLCCT’s commitment to top-notch youth and adult education in our area.
Lynn Jano is a Sr. Project Manager at Charles Schwab. Currently she is working for the trading organization managing a regulatory project. She has spent her career in the financial industry managing data centers, building trading floors, and integrating small companies into a larger infrastructure. Currently Lynn is a co-chair of WINS (Women Interactive Network at Schwab). Lynn is a past board member of Austin Women in Technology serving as secretary and director of membership. She has volunteered for FLCCT since January 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys learning, reading, movies, and cooking.
Kristin Mize holds a degree in Government with an emphasis in secondary education from the University of Texas at Austin and the UTeach Liberal Arts program. With five years of teaching under her belt, Kristin was able to take her practical experiences as an educator and transfer her knowledge and skills to benefit the curriculum development work for a locally based non profit, Common Threads. In her role as the Education & Training Manager, Kristin develops lesson plans, activity guides, digital resources and training materials for various student and adult facing programs. Kristin led a digitization project of her organization’s curriculum and training resources and now manages their learning management system and curriculum website.
Kristin’s passion for teaching and learning focuses on bringing a lens that values the critical role of social interactions and interpersonal communication to increase student learning and intellectual development.