NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is excited to announce that The Allstate Foundation has awarded a generous grant to support w!se’s MoneyW!SE Program for Survivors of Domestic Violence. Funding will support the program in NYC for the 2017-18 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.

Bonnie, a MoneyW!SE client, recently noted: “The program was great and planned well. I learned a lot about financial planning from my teacher. I am thrilled to know how to budget and understand budget planning. After living through a life of domestic violence, I am grateful to have these essential tools at my disposal.”

“We are deeply grateful to our cherished sponsor, The Allstate Foundation, for their generous grant,” said Phyllis F. Perillo, w!se President and CEO. “The grant will help us reach more domestic violence survivors and lead them on to a path of financial well-being,” 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 www.AllstateFoundation.org.

About w!se

Working In Support of Education (w!se), a national educational not-for-profit, improves the lives of young people through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers.

Media Contact: Steven Appel | 212-421-2700 | sappel@wise-ny.org

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