Money talks: Students share the power of financial mentoring

We recently celebrated our fourth successful year of Money Coach, the one-of-a-kind financial mentoring program as schools and community sites in Milwaukee and Waukesha. At a Money Coach “graduation” event in May held at Messmer […]

Extra credit: timely lessons for students at Racine’s Case High School

Jill Rakauski started her volunteer financial education lesson at a Racine high school with trivia on May birthdays, including Stevie Wonder and Homer Simpson. The connection? Some of these students were hitting a milestone birthday […]

Divyne & Kara: the one-on-one connections at the center of Money Coach

Divyne, 17, knows she has the tools to make her dreams of becoming a high-profile accountant a reality. That’s because she has support from people in her community like you.

Through our Money Coach program, Divyne […]

Top Tier: Ricky Sandler, new panel format lead 9th Annual Investment Conference, a substantial financial literacy fundraiser

A new format, intriguing stock picks and a keynote by “one of the best investment minds in our country” made Thursday’s 9th Annual Investment Conference a top-tier event.

Generosity and sponsorships that dedicated more than […]

Banking and budgeting lessons bring South Milwaukee H.S. alum back to school

Two Rockets made a return flight back to their home base in South Milwaukee.

Jody Robinson and Wendy Cieklinski are both Money Sense volunteers with Make A Difference – Wisconsin, signing up to lead financial education […]

Financial literacy as a component of community justice

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

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.” – Bryan Stevenson

This quote from Stevenson, a […]

Students speak: Money Coach teens share ‘healthy habits’ they’ll take into adulthood

Money Coach students recently shared stories of financial freedom with a select group of local business leaders in a program we call “Your Two Cents.” Students in the Money Coach financial mentoring program also had […]

Teaming up to empower a school

Shaleah was skeptical. A junior at James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC), Shaleah wasn’t so sure that banks were able to protect customers’ money from something like a robbery or computer hacker.
Kuntal Patel let his […]

Marching into March (and a big thank you during our busiest time of year)

by Brenda Campbell, President and CEO, Make A Difference – Wisconsin
March is the time of the year when our financial education programs pick up the pace – and when I feel a deep sense of […]