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From Our Volunteers: Healthy Money Habits Fostered in Venezuela, Shared in Milwaukee

On Valentine’s Day in Venezuela, Tabatha De Leon, then 7, saw a rosy, blooming business opportunity.

At the advice of her parents, young De Leon had stowed away money earned from chores, though some of it […]

Welcome to the “New” Make A Difference – Wisconsin

by Brenda Campbell, President and CEO, Make A Difference – Wisconsin

After close to a decade in financial education in Wisconsin, you learn to evolve and refresh your mission. This year, we’ve got a few big […]

Money Coach: Bringing Students from “Scared” to Empowered

When it came to credit cards, Shanice was like a lot of high school juniors: “scared.” A new financial literacy program called Money Coach introduced at the school not only gave Shanice peace of mind […]

Q&A with Financial Education Volunteer Tom Parks

“I specifically chose Make A Difference – Wisconsin because I see how financial hardship negatively affects so many people in our society and this program attacks the problem before these teens … develop bad habits.”

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Editorial: Let’s Get Milwaukee Kids Reading

State Reps. Kooyenga and Goyke: “We encourage you to volunteer in other ways, such as Make A Difference Wisconsin, which is an organization that teaches financial literacy to high school students.”

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A Ca$h Course: Make A Difference Programs Help Teens with Financial Literacy

“Every year in Wisconsin thousands of kids will graduate from high school without knowing how to manage their money. It’s not a course that’s required in our schools,” said Brenda Campbell, President & CEO.

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2015’s Most & Least Financially Literate States

“There are several community-based organizations such as Make A Difference – Wisconsin willing and qualified to help. These evidence-based organizations can help fill the gaps with financial literacy programming with data-informed behavioral-focused outcomes.”

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BizTimes Awards Make A Difference 2014 Small Nonprofit of the Year

Make A Difference – Wisconsin was chosen “in recognition for creativity and innovation in building a sustainable organization excellence in teamwork and an outstanding dedication to the organization’s mission in the community organizational excellence in […]

2014 Difference Makers of the Year: CFA Society of Milwaukee & Stacy Leuty

We believe every volunteer, educator and supporter plays a vital role in impacting the lives of Wisconsin teenagers. But every year, we like to take time out and honor some of the people and organizations […]