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Working in Support of Education

Inspiring Change, Shaping the Future

aka W!se   |   NEW YORK, NY   |  http://www.wise-ny.org

Mission

Working in Support of Education (W!se) is an educational nonprofit that improves economic mobility of youth and at-risk adults through award winning programs that develop college and career readiness and financial literacy.

Ruling year info

1999

President and CEO

David Anderson

Senior Vice President

Kristy Nguyen

Main address

227 E 56TH ST RM 201

NEW YORK, NY 10022 USA

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EIN

13-4024627

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Economic Development (S30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The critical barrier to economic mobility for people we serve is that they are not college and career ready and lack access to the essential financial knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's society.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Financial Literacy Certification

The W!se Financial Literacy Certification program gives high schools in 48 states the curriculum, resources and professional development so that they can provide world class personal finance instruction and the opportunity for their students to become Certified Financially Literate (CFL™) by passing the nationally standardized W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Personal finance instructors have the opportunity for a Certification in Personal Finance (CPF™) by taking and passing the rigorous Certification in Personal Finance Test. This exam is generally administered in collaboration with partners including Departments of Education nationally.

Population(s) Served
Adults

W!se provides domestic violence survivors a pathway to financial independence through 10-12 week courses on personal finance, which culminate in a financial literacy certification test. Survivors who pass become Certified Financially Literate (CFL™), a credential that helps them at their jobs and in their search for work.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

A youth development college readiness and research program, W!se invites high school students to be social entrepreneurs and to make a difference. They identify a quality of life issue, conduct research, and develop a proposal with solutions that they implement. Proposals compete for scholarships.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The W!se Institute offers students an intensive college level experience of internships and seminars - developing college ready students with employable talents. In 2018, the Institute added the groundbreaking Engineered Green Economics (EGE) initiative, an educational approach to preparing future talent to promote sustainability.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

A national program for 9th and 10th grade students, the Euro Challenge aims to increase students' knowledge of the Euro Area and its single currency, the euro. W!se has been the national coordinator since 2006 on behalf of the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

- To help high school students graduate as financially capable young adults.
- To help survivors of domestic violence gain independence and confidence through financial literacy and improved personal finance knowledge.
- Expand the W!se Institute to include middle school an

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Working in Support of Education

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kresimir Marusic

James Abry

Kamala Anantharam

David Anderson

Kate Faraday

Hady Farag

Jasmine Golubic

Gary Hughes

Bruce Kasman

Phyllis Perillo

Anneicia Richards

Martin Smit

John Stanziale

Michael Warszawski

Seth Mitchell

Jacques Friedman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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