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 and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
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.