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.
Regional & Community Outreach connects the Bank to Main Street via structured dialogues and two-way conversations on small business, mortgages, and household credit.
Economic Education improves public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy implementation, and promoting financial stability through the Museum and programs for K-16 students and educators, and the community.
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.