Brownsville Community Financial Access Pilot (CFAP) Community Profile

Community Overview:  The Brownsville Community Financial Access Pilot (CFAP) serves the city of Brownsville and surrounding areas, where a high percentage of the population lives below the poverty line, and bilingual and bicultural households are common. 

Initiative Overview:  The Brownsville CFAP focuses on strengthening the financial capability of community residents by:  (1) incorporating financial education and access to accounts to youth in the local schools, through use of trained community volunteers; (2) expanding financial education and account opportunities to the parents of the youth attending local schools, (3) increasing access to financial services for other low- and moderate-income residents of the community.  

Partner Organizations as of July 2009:
BBVA Compass
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
Brownsville Independent School District
City of Brownsville
Falcon International Bank
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Financial Literacy Advocacy Group (FLAG)
Frost Bank
International Bank of Commerce           
Kenmont Montessori School
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Wells Fargo
WorkForce Solutions Cameron

For more information contact:  Naomi Vernon, Community Consultant at



Last Updated: September 10, 2009