2008 Moneywise Stipend Programs

Consumer Action announces its 2008 Moneywise Stipend Grants
Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In an effort to support community-based organizations to educate consumers about financial management, Consumer Action and Capital One are proud to announce the selection of stipend programs for 2008. "We are proud to lend a hand to community agencies that attend our train the trainer sessions throughout the country," said Ken McEldowney, Consumer Action executive director.

This year, a majority of the community-based organizations we selected are from the Texas region. These organizations attended a Moneywise regional meeting in Dallas and Houston, Texas in September 17-21, 2007.

More than 150 organizations attended the trainings, which covered a variety of modules which included: Basic Banking, Managing Your Money, Building and Rebuilding Credit, Saving to Build Wealth, Bankruptcy, Senior Scams, Microbusiness, Talking to Teens about Money, and Identity Theft. Each of the Moneywise modules is complete with multilingual brochures, leader guides, lesson plans, activities and power point slides.

This year, the 2008 Consumer Action/Capital One Moneywise programs are:


Parenting in the Metroplex - Dallas
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services - Houston
Austin Habitat for Humanity - Austin
Beyond Careers - Houston
Border Fair Housing & Economic Justice Center - El Paso
Consumer Credit Counseling Services - Harlingen
Christian Women's/Men's Job Corps - Port Arthur
Community Council of Greater Dallas - Dallas
Credit Coalition - Houston
Foundation Communities - Austin
GENCO Federal Credit Union - Waco
Money Management International - Ft. Worth
Money Matters Coalition - Amarillo
Texas AgriLife Extension Services - Clint
Texas AgriLife Extension - Denton
Texas AgriLife Extension - Cleveland
Transformation - San Antonio
Triumph the Church - Shelbyville
United Cerebral Palsy of Texas - Austin
West Texas Opportunities - Lamesa
La Fe Community Development Corporation - El Paso


Mujeres Unidas en Accion - Dorchester


Financial Beginnings - Portland


Promise Seed CDC, Inc. - Jackson

California Projects

Pasadenda Neighborhood Housing Services - Pasadena, CA
New Economics for Women - Los Angeles

New Jersey

New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education - Madison
UCEDC - Union

Washington, DC

Opportunities for Industrialization Center


Ft. Valley State University

Our stipend programs are excited to get started in educating their community members using our Moneywise materials. The stipend programs runs through November 2008. For more information about the Moneywise stipend program, please contact the outreach department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For more information on MoneyWi$e, Consumer Action and Capital One’s unique national financial literacy program, visit www.money-wise.org.




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