Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community-wide financial education initiative that empowers families and individuals to be successful in making financial choices. HMW provides resources to help consumers better manage their personal finances through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding counties. HMW’s programming offers free financial education events that cover all facets of personal finance while raising awareness of community resources. HMW partners, businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and media outlets come together each year in April to emphasize the importance of financial education, and inform consumers where they can get assistance.
Native Houstonian Jennifer M. Leighton lived in Washington, DC and San Antonio, TX before returning home to Houston to develop JenMarie Consulting. Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduating with her Master’s degree, Jennifer began working for Texans Can Academies in San Antonio at San Antonio Can High School in fund development and event planning. She also served as Development Director at Houston Can Academy. She currently works for Texas Capital Bank in community development.
Jennifer has served on many boards including Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, George Washington Alumni Club in Houston, Bexar County Community Plan, and YMCA of Greater San Antonio. She currently serves on the board of directors for Bayou City Blessings, Solutions for Better Living, Temenos CDC and George Washington University Alumni Association.