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About Us

The Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (GWJ$) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, incorporated in Washington, DC. As a state coalition, it is an independently governed and operated non-profit organization with its own leadership and bylaws. Formed in 2006, the Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition is an affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. (www.jumpstart.org).

Passionate Partners in Schools and Communities!

Over 50 individuals and organizations and growing!

Passionate in our belief that teaching personal finance to young people in schools is crucial, GWJ$’s mission is to collaborate and support personal financial 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.

Our Key Initiatives:

  • 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