A major effort was made to focus social projects on six priority areas in BBVA Compass. The resources allocated to each are as follows: community development and financial literacy (30%); general education (30%); health (15%); art and culture (15%); the environment (5%); and diversity and inclusion (5%).
Among the educational projects is “Reading Counts,” the program designed to promote reading in partnership with Scholastic, Inc. Its aim is to close the achievement gap among children and young people in public education. The program has enabled 25,000 children in Texas and California to have reading books. In addition, BBVA Compass employees have participated as volunteers.
For details of the financial literacy programs in the country, see the Financial Literacy section.