As of April 1, 2017, ONAC has funded 415 Children’s Savings Accounts. The Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, under the leadership of their Executive Director, Rebecca Stone, opened ONAC CSAs for youth living in their housing stock on March 31, 2017. The account-opening event was held at the Enoch Kelly Haney Center on the campus of the Seminole State College. At the event, Seminole artist, Enoch Kelly Haney, encouraged the Seminole youth to follow their dreams and presented slides of his artwork. The youth drew pictures of assets that they value. During the same event, bankers met with the families to discuss the next steps for them to open family emergency savings accounts. ONAC awarded a mini grant to the Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation to fund the emergency savings accounts.
Photo Description: Seminole artist, Enoch Kelly Haney, and Seminole youth at an ONAC CSA account-opening event hosted by the Housing Authority of the Seminole Nation. Photo by Ann Sherman.