U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education

The U.S. Bank Center for Economic Education at Dominican University is one of eight university-based centers in Illinois affiliated with Econ Illinois at the state level and the Council for Economic Education at the national level.

The Center works to improve the level of economic education provided to students from kindergarten through high school so that they can become effective participants in the economy. The Center works with schools in the Chicagoland area, providing professional development programs for current and prospective teachers. The goal of this work is to help teachers prepare students to become: 

  • Productive members of the work force, as employees or entrepreneurs.
  • Responsible citizens.
  • Knowledgeable consumers.
  • Prudent savers and investors.
  • Effective participants in the global economy.
  • Competent decision-makers throughout their lives.

In addition, it has undertaken efforts to increase financial literacy among adults in the local area. It has teamed up with several nonprofit organizations to offer classes and seminars to financially empower all members of the community. If you are interested in teaming up with the Center to offer education for either children or adults, please contact the Center.