Zarb School of Business

Community Engagement

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business brings financial literacy and business education into the lives of children in the community. By partnering with corporate organizations, we are able to educate students as young as fourth grade and continue that education through their college experience.

Money and Me

The Money and Me program is led by the Zarb School and the School of Education. Zarb School of Business undergraduate students teach personal money and management skills to elementary school students in the local community and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

Over the course of nine weeks, students learn about creating a budget, online banking, savings accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, debit cards, and credit reports. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to deliver the Money and Me program virtually through pre-recorded lessons, which were recorded and distributed to schools across Long Island.

The program is made possible by premier sponsor, Jovia Financial Credit Union, along with Apple Bank, Flushing Bank, Signature Bank, and TD Bank.

Interactive Curriculum

We incorporate mathematics and ELA concepts, as well as practical applications in every lesson of the program.


Commerce Plaza

A six-week preparation cycle takes place in many 5th grade classrooms introducing the basic principles of economics, as teachers introduce the Commerce Plaza Curriculum.

Contact Us

Program Coordinator

Marsha Iverson
Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership
School of Education, Health and Human Services
Hofstra University

Program Coordinator

Andrea Dempsey
Administrative Assistant
Frank G. Zarb School of Business