NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is excited to announce that The Allstate Foundation has awarded a grant to support w!se’s MoneyW!SE Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence. Funding will support the program in New York City and Westchester County for the 2016-17 academic year.

Through this groundbreaking program, w!se offers a 12-week course on personal finance to domestic violence survivors and, at the end of each course, administers w!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test. Clients who pass the test become Certified Financially Literate and earn w!se’s CFL™. Classes meet once a week in the evening for two hours. Food and childcare are provided.

“We are proud to grow our partnership with w!se as they are dedicated to providing long-term safety and security for survivors of domestic violence through financial empowerment by offering the MoneyW!SE program in more communities throughout New York,” said Kayla Taylor, New York Allstate Foundation spokesperson.

“We are deeply grateful to our cherished sponsor, The Allstate Foundation, for their generous grant” said Phyllis Frankfort Perillo, w!se President and CEO. “Their continued support is critical in ensuring that domestic violence survivors can get back on their own two feet and thrive financially,” she added.

MoneyW!SE was first launched in 2009. More than 100 domestic violence survivors have become Certified Financially Literate™.

About the Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit

About w!se

Working In Support of Education (w!se) is a New York based educational 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to improving lives nationwide through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and the workplace. w!se serves low-to-moderate-income communities nationally. Media Contact: Steven Appel at

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