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Our 3 hand-picked Charities for Financial Literacy


The Mission

The mission of w!se is to improve the lives of young people through programs that develop financial literacy. Our initiatives are built on five pillars – relevancy, real world experiences, strong partnerships, volunteerism, evaluation and assessment. W!SE programs reach low-to moderate income communities nationally, especially secondary school students and survivors of domestic violence.

  • After taking a W!SE financial literacy program, 89% of students had a checking account and used a personal budget.
  • Free one-on-one counseling is offered to domestic violence survivor students both during and after their financial literacy course.
  • 67% of domestic violence survivors said they were more confident in handling their finances after finishing the W!SE financial literacy program.
  • Survivors say that their experience at W!SE has taught them more about managing money than their friends, family, TV or books.
  • The average passing rate on W!SE’s national standardized financial literacy certification test, is between 80-90%.
  • Annually 50-75 survivors of domestic violence sign up to take a W!SE financial literacy course.
Quick Facts
A vote for W!SE gives a survivor of domestic violence the opportunity to become certified financially literate.
– The CharitySub Team

In the fall of 2009, W!SE began offering its financial literacy program to domestic violence survivors in the Bronx. Since then, the program has expanded to Brooklyn, Queens and Salt Lake City in the hopes of teaching survivors to become financially self-sufficient. W!SE programming teaches the basics of personal finance while also spending time on topics that

are of interest to domestic violence survivors, like bankruptcy – which is often a real threat to a survivor’s financial health. W!SE also offers access to one-on-one financial counseling in the hopes that by teaching domestic violence survivors how to be financially independent, they can not only survive but thrive in a new life on their own.


(212) 421-2700
227 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

Let’s spread financial literacy together.

Operation HOPE

Economic Education & Empowerment
Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE’s educational programs teach students how to have a conversation in the language of money so they can be confident and empowered as they take control of their financial future.

World of Money

Youth Financial Literacy Programs
World of Money

WorldofMoney.org works in the New York Tri-State Area, providing underserved youth with a sound financial foundation. They help children create a positive relationship with money, enabling them to be self-reliant financially in the long run.


Financial Literacy for DV survivors

W!SE programs teach the basic personal finance with a special focus on topics of interest to domestic violence survivors. They teach survivors to be financially independent so they can thrive, both emotionally and financially, in their new life on their own.