BENEFITING: WORKING IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
ORGANIZER: WORKING IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION
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The MoneyW!SE Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence is a program of w!se that provides a pathway for survivors to become financially independent. Through MoneyW!SE, we offer a 12-week course twice per year on personal finance and administer the w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test – a nationally standardized exam – at the conclusion of each course. Those passing become Certified Financially Literate, a credential that demonstrates a basic level of financial literacy, which can help survivors in their jobs and transition into the workforce. Classes meet once a week for two hours. Food, childcare, fares for round-trip public transportation, an incentive award for attendance are provided. Financial counseling may also be offered.
Launched by w!se in 2009 in New York City, MoneyW!SE is now also offered in Salt Lake City, UT, San Diego, CA and is being brought to Philadelphia, PA in the fall of 2014. Earlier this year, a Spanish language version of the program was also launched.