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Greater Washington Jumpstart Coalition

The Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition is comprised of more than 50 individuals and organizations representing business, non-profit, education, and government entities. Formed in 2006, the Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition (www.gwjumpstart.org) is an affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.(www.jumpstart.org).

Passionate in our belief that teaching personal finance to young people in schools is crucial, the Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition’s mission is to collaborate and support personalfinancial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college students in the Greater Washington region. Our dedicated partners contribute time, expertise and educational resources that educators can integrate into their curriculum. With great appreciation, we give recognition to educators for their financial literacy efforts in schools.

We envision a generation of financially capable citizens.

Initiatives are aligned with our mission:

  • Partner in schools, communities, and youth programs to conduct and/or support financial literacy
  • Support parent involvement programs on teaching financial literacy
  • Sponsor professional development events for PreK-12 classroom educators
  • Raise public awareness about the need for financial literacy and education in school
  • Share educational resources offered through partners and other trusted sources
  • Provide networking to share resources, expertise, and a channel to form other partnerships

GWJ$ 2013 Personal Finance Educator of the Year!

Susan D. Baudoin, NBCT, CertifiedCareer and Technical Education, Parkdale H.S., MD

"To Teach, is to touch a lifeforever. Thank you for placing knowledge in our children’s hand. As a leader and a motivator, weappreciate your commitment to make a change through education. Greater Washington Jump$tart and partners salute and recognize your focus on preparing the next generation."

 

2014 Calendar of Activities and Events

SAVE THE DATES! GWJ$ Partner Conference Calls: Tuesdays at 4pm on January 28, March 25, and April 22. Call Number: (805) 360-1000, Partner Code#260921#.

Quarterly Meetings: Tuesday at 10:30 to 12 noon on February 25 and May 27. Meeting in February, hosted by Experian, 900 17th Street NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20006. Partners will be sent invitations. RSVP, please!

Junior Achievement USA

GWJ$ supports Junior Achievement Finance Park, Fairfax, VA: Thursday, January 30, from 9:30am-2:30pm. JA hosts 100 Cardozo High School Youth (NW DC). Let\'s volunteer for this very important event! 18 partner volunteers to coach and support youth through budget simulation. Contact: Nomoya Tinch Malcolm, Director of Washington, DC Programs, 202-777-4481 or via email: Turn on JavaScript!

 

GWJ$ - DCPS Professional Development:Friday, February 14. Career and Technical Education Teachers and PreK to 12 Library Media Specialists. Interested? Email us today at Turn on JavaScript!

GWJ$ and University of Maryland Extension collaborate with PGCPS on 1st PGCPS Financial Literacy Community Day for 300 Middle Schoolers and Parents: March 15 for schools participating in PGCPS financial literacy pilot. "Reality Store" format credited to Virginia Cooperative Extension and "Recipe$ for Building Character and Self-Sufficiency" Workshop for Parents. Partners, sign up today! More details to come soon.


GWJ$ Adopt-a-Library for Financial Literacy Month 2014

March 11, 2014 to April 10, 2014

Goal: All school grades and colleges would participate, including 100 schools and 2,000 students educated. Sign up now through January for adoption of school libraries!

Another Great Educators Conference!

Jump$tart had anothergreat conference attended by 265 educators and 45 exhibitors. We are excited that 11 educators from the Greater Washington area attended this conference. Theexcitement was very high and we received rave reviews. Click here for more information.

Save the Date! Join us next year in Los Angeles for the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, November 8 - 10, 2014. GWJ$ Conference Scholarship Nomination & Application Form will be announced in 2014.

Some teachers’ testimonialsfrom past conferences!

Marcelina Pascual, Educator, Roosevelt STAY High School… “Financial literacy has been my passion since I started teaching in DCPSin 2003. Learning about opportunities like this to further my financialunderstanding and enhancing my teaching skills are my goals to attend andparticipate. I have attended one of GWJ$’s conference and I would say that itwas the greatest learning experience I ever had compared to various conferencesthat I have been.”

Hamzat Saba, The Preparatory School ofDC, Upper School Math Teacher… “Ihad a really great time at the conference this past weekend. I would like tothank you for your sponsorship which allowed me to attend. I was able to get a lotof great information, tools, and strategies for implementing financial literacyin our curriculum.”

Stephanie Harris, Special Education Teacher, Hart Middle School – Every Day, Every Child, College Bound!... "Good Morning - I had a FANTASTICtime!! First, the staff was so helpful and organized. I got lots of greatinformation about FREE resources that I\'ll be using for finance unit thisspring. “Hands on Banking” sounds terrific and I have already been to the FEFE(Arizona) site for my own personal financial knowledge :) Thanks so much foryour sponsorship…I also got lots of free little grab bag items that I\'ll beusing as incentives in my classroom. Already, I've shared the bag of the rippedup one hundred dollar bill and my 7th grade boys were amazed.

 

 


Partners Announcement

GWJ$ Back-to-School: Give Back Initiative launches on October 1! GWJ$ connects schools with partner volunteers to conduct financial education lessons, distribute curriculum and resources, and provide professional development workshops. Here is the link to register and participate! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H8D6DK8.

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. will hosts its Sixth Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference - Theme: Financial Literacy - Opportunities and Resources.The conference will be held on October 21-22, 2013 at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill. For more information, please go to www.sfepd.org.

"Piggy Banks to Portfolios” Investment Challenge for Girls is a fun-filled, hands-on stock marketeducation program designed especially for girls. Morgan Stanley, 7272 Wisconsin Ave, 4th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:00AM - 1:00PM. For more information visit us @ www.sitting-pretty.org or call (202) 508-1467.

 

Prince George’s CASH Campaign seeks to expand free taxpreparation, access to financial education, and banking and savings opportunities within Prince George’s County.

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd from 10am-12pm at Prince George’s Community College, Accokkeek Hall Room 221,(2nd Floor Library) 301 Largo Rd. Largo, MD 20774. RSVP at the link below. http://goo.gl/dc0aY8. For additional information and guest parking, contact Betty Habershon at Turn on JavaScript! or 301-322-0713.