The 2019-2020 iOme Challenge student essay competition is open for registrations! College students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate.
The iOme (I OWE ME) Challenge is a national competition that works to raise awareness about the impact of financial security on the social and economic well-being of all generations in our society. Each year, student teams from across the country respond to the annual Challenge essay question that encourages students to challenge status quo thinking about retirement and propose viable policy recommendations.
The winning team receives a $5,000 financial prize and is invited to Washington, DC to present their submission and discuss it with policymakers on Capitol Hill.
The Latina Savings Project was designed to encourage and facilitate savings among low- and moderate-income Latinas. From 2017-2019, the project was conducted in four cities across the U.S. – Albuquerque, New Mexico; Baytown, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; and Topeka, Kansas. The program focused on helping participants understand their own finances; then overcome barriers to saving, develop achievable savings goals, and open a savings account and begin saving.
For more information on the project and results, download the reports: