02/12/2016 - Wells

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets.  Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 12,800 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations.  Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
Hands on Banking®
For more than a decade, Wells Fargo has been helping individuals and families take charge of their finances and reach their financial goals through its award-winning financial education program, Hands on Banking and its Spanish-language counterpart, El futuro en tus manos.  In 2015, the program reached a major milestone receiving one million unique visitors to its site.
As a free public service provided by Wells Fargo, this non-commercial program offers essential money management tools and information to people in various stages of life—children and parents; young and mature adults; homeowners and business owners; first-time employees and recent retirees; new recruits and retired military—about the importance of responsible money management.  Our mission is to equip individuals and families with money skills they need for life so that they can take charge of their future!
Hands on Banking Highlights:

  • Seven comprehensive web-based curricula—Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Entrepreneurship, Seniors and Military.
  • Highly interactive and easy-to-navigate lessons on a wide range of topics (banking services; budgeting and savings; money safety and security; credit, retirement; and home buying).
  • Many useful tools including worksheets, calculators, financial terms dictionary, reference library and helpful links.
  • Flexible delivery channels via online, CD and printed Instructor Guides.
  • Tablet- and smartphone-compatible formats.
  • Materials suitable for individual or classroom learning.
  • Alignment with state and national educational standards.
  • Compliant with the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education printed by the Jump$tart Coalition.
  • Recognized by the industry for program innovation.

Since 1852, Wells Fargo has been engaged with communities across America, helping people and their hometowns to prosper.  Hands on Banking continues that long tradition by helping people succeed through financial education.

Wells Fargo strives to expand the reach and scope of Hands on Banking.  We encourage educators of all levels who need a comprehensive financial education curriculum to adopt Hands on Banking for their classrooms.  In addition, we are constantly looking for innovative volunteer opportunities for our 266,000 team members to help communities learn about responsible money management.
One of the core ideas of the Vision & Values of Wells Fargo is: “We’re responsible for promoting the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for everyone in our communities.”  With respect to Hands on Banking, “everyone” means not just our customers, but all of those who live and work in our communities.  Our goal is to stay true to that promise by bringing valuable financial education resources to communities across the country and to make financial education synonymous with Wells Fargo.
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