MoneyW!SE Program Concludes In New Orleans

NEW YORK – Working in Support of Education (w!se) announces the conclusion of its inaugural MoneyW!SE Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence in New Orleans.

         Now in 5 major U.S. cities, the program was made possible in New Orleans through a grant from the Foundation for Financial Planning.

         Through this groundbreaking program w!se offers a 12-week course on personal finance to domestic violence survivors and administers w!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test. Clients passing the test become Certified Financially Literate™, earning w!se’s CFL™.

         Classes meet once a week in the evening for two hours. Food, childcare and the opportunity for financial counseling are provided.

         Partnerships are key to the success of MoneyW!SE and, in New Orleans, the program was delivered in partnership with the Financial Planning Association of Greater New Orleans and Metropolitan Center for Women and Children, a leading domestic violence advocate and service provider.

         “We have been very pleased to offer our MoneyW!SE Program in New Orleans and appreciate the generous support from our partners and our sponsor, the Foundation for Financial Planning,” said Phyllis Frankfort Perillo, w!se President and CEO. “This program has resulted in the clients of the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children acquiring the vital knowledge and skills needed for a life of financial well-being.”

         MoneyW!SE is also offered in New York City, Philadelphia, PA, Salt Lake City, UT and San Diego, CA. The program was first launched in 2009.

         The Foundation for Financial Planning, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only organization solely focused on supporting the delivery of pro bono financial planning. Its mission is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need.

         w!se is a New York-based educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing educational support services nationwide, building financial literacy and readiness for college and careers. w!se serves urban secondary school students in low-to moderate-income areas. Extensive partnerships with schools and the private sector, and a reputation for sustainable programs with measurable results, have made w!se a leader in education.

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