Make a Difference with Financial Education
From credit unions to scholarship providers to community housing organizations, Decision Partners is helping nonprofit organizations make a difference in their communities with comprehensive financial education for young adults. We realize that today's nonprofits are being asked to do more with fewer resources. Financial Literacy 101 offers flexible implementation models and integrated project assessment - keys to demonstrating the reach and effectiveness of your financial education efforts.
How do our community organizations use Financial Literacy 101? Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union (CCFCU) makes the program available to over 13,000 members and promotes availability of the program through their website. CCFCU also integrates course registration with a specially-formatted link from their website, speeding program registration while ensuring that they capture detailed usage statistics. Greenville Housing Fund, on the other hand, makes Financial Literacy 101 available to all members through a community outreach program.
Whether you need to educate individuals across town or across the country, Financial Literacy 101 can make it happen.
Nonprofit Focus: The Race for Education
The Race For Education is a national scholarship organization funded in part by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Assets for Independence Program. For over a decade, the organization has provided need-based college scholarships to the children of those employed in the thoroughbred racing industry. Since 2006, the organization has required scholarship recipients to complete Financial Literacy 101.
"Decision Partners' online financial literacy program allows us to provide a valuable, user-friendly and consistent course to students across the county. Our program serves young people from low-income families that have little or no access to advice or financial role models," said Elisabeth Jensen, President and Executive Director of The Race For Education. "We believe the course helps our students make better choices in selecting colleges, as well as helping them learn how to manage their own personal financial responsibilities. Its results can be measured in the significant number of our students that are graduating with little or no debt."
Ms. Jensen continued, "Our strategic alliance with Decision Partners has allowed us to fully utilize our federal grant, provide necessary reporting with outstanding results and, in fact, allowed us to receive additional funding of $470,000 to serve an additional 250 students."
Since the Race for Education's scholarship recipients are disbursed nationally, Financial Literacy 101 is an ideal solution - offering measurable results and an experience highly valued by participants.
In 2008, the Race For Education was recognized by the President's Council on Financial Literacy as "among a small group of innovative and effective programs and partnerships." We couldn't be happier with the success of the Race for Education in making a difference in the lives of hundreds of young Americans.