Q&A: Kathy Weinberg-Kinsey reflects on the unique impact of ‘fantastic volunteers’

Kathy Weinberg-Kinsey has been our Volunteer Manager since 2011. For our hundreds of volunteers, Kathy is usually the primary person they connect on anything from scheduling to inspiring classroom anecdotes. As part of Volunteer Appreciation […]

After a ‘clueless’ start, a college student evaluates her financial future

by Paola Canting, Marketing Intern, Make A Difference – Wisconsin

May 30, 2014 — The day I graduated from high school in Puerto Rico. Graduation brings a lot of changes and new challenges. I was […]

Interest in credit: Money Sense volunteer preps MC2 juniors

Did you know how credit worked when you were a teenager? A group of juniors at Milwaukee Community Cyber H.S. (MC2) is prepared with credit, as they get ready to establish their own credit scores […]

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 […]