The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
Fields of interest Economic education, financial access, Latino affairs, community development.
Adrian Franco is program director of Economic Education. He is responsible for a range of the Bank's education programs including College Fed Challenge and High School Fed Challenge.
Before joining the Bank in 2012, Mr. Franco worked for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Education of Mexico and was a consultant for the New York City Departments of Education and Consumer Affairs. He collaborated on the development of the Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum created by Teacher's College, Columbia University. In addition, he has instituted initiatives to improve the educational attainment and financial access of the Latino community in New York. Mr. Franco holds a doctorate and a master's degree from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree from Boston University.