Problem

Since Covid-19, HarborOne has been unable to deliver youth financial education to classrooms and after school programs throughout RI. We are challenged with taking existing curriculum for middle school age students, make it interactive and easy to deliver virtually while meeting the Department of Education standards. It is more important than ever to continue deliver financial education to our youth, so they can form good savings habits now and set forth on a path to financial success.

HarborOne Bank believes that a person is never too young to learn how to plan for their financial future, and our financial literacy education reached over 6,300 youth in 2019, but so far in 2020 we have only reached 1,600.

HarborOne Bank needs new strategies to reach more youth in today’s environment:

  • What options exist for game-based learning platforms where we can transfer our curriculum and deliver it in a fun and interactive way?
  • How can we make sure the curriculum meets the Department of Education’s standards for financial literacy?
  • How can we be sure teachers will embrace using the technology and see it as an enhancement to their classroom curriculum?
  • What marketing strategy can we use to promote virtual programs to schools and after school programs throughout the state?
  • How can we engage students to become ambassadors of financial education? What tools and resources could we provide to them, so they are excited to bring financial education to their families?

Mission Statement

We are an action-oriented company which aspires to deliver financial literacy in an enjoyable and interactive manner to the youth of Rhode Island in order to ensure prosperity for the future, while abiding by the Rhode Island Department of Education's requirements for financial literacy.

Corporation Departments

Communications & Arts

  • C. Izzo
  • J. Estevez
  • M. Umehara
  • O. Mejia

Business & Finance

  • A. Isabel
  • C. Pichardo
  • D. Martin
  • N. Rodriguez
  • S. Westrick

Research & Development

  • A. Tsang
  • E. Sale
  • H. Benoit
  • J. Camara
  • J. Prout
  • L. DeAndrade
  • Y. Kadhum
  • J. Porto

Community Development

  • A. Estrada
  • E. Feeney
  • L. Jackman
  • S. Lopez
  • C. Castillo

Leadership

  • D. Martin
  • M. Umehara
  • N. Rodriguez
  • L. Jackman
  • A. Tsang

Contacts

Mentors

J. Ansay

A. Barraza

A. Borges

S. Brannigan

C. Cardoza

Business Coaches

T. Duffault