Investors Foundation Supports w!se Financial Literacy Program

NEW YORK, N.Y. –Working in Support of Education (w!se) is pleased to announce a generous $15,000 grant award from the Investors Foundation to support the w!se Financial Literacy Certification program in New Jersey. The grant will help develop the financial literacy of students at high schools across the state. New Jersey is one of 17… Read More

Valley National Bank Volunteers Speak at Brentwood High School

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Volunteers from Valley National Bank visited Brentwood High School in Brentwood, NY on October 5th to share insights with more than 500 students about what it takes to become financially literate. The visit was organized by Working in Support of Education (w!se), a national nonprofit leading the way in financial education…. Read More

w!se to Compete for $100,000 Grand Prize in Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge

NEW YORK, N.Y. –Working in Support of Education (w!se) is one of a select group of nonprofit domestic violence organizations across the country competing for $700,000 in grant money as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, which kicked off today. The Challenge, an annual competition hosted on CrowdRise, is a public fundraising… Read More

Financial Services Roundtable Foundation Honors w!se with Prestigious Foundation Award

NEW YORK, N.Y. –Working in Support of Education (w!se) is pleased to announce it has received the 2017 Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) Foundation Award, an annual award given to two organizations by FSR that demonstrate outstanding achievements in promoting financial literacy. The Award includes a generous grant that w!se will use to launch a Financial… Read More

2016-2017 Blue Star Schools Announced

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is pleased to announce that 232 high schools in w!se’s national network, including 34 NYC schools, have earned the distinction of being named a Blue Star School for their students’ performance on the 2016-2017 w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. This national standardized Test is administered… Read More

Students Compete for Prizes by Tackling Community Issues

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Wednesday, May 31st, Working in Support of Education (w!se) held the 22nd annual Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI) Awards Ceremony, generously hosted by CITI in Tribeca. 150 guests attended the event, which was capped off with the announcement of the 2017 prize winners. Read More

Students Honored at 2017 w!se Scholars Reception

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Friday, June 9, Working in Support of Education (w!se) hosted its annual Scholars Reception to honor high school students who earned a score of 95% or higher on w!se’s 2016-17 national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. The Test is administered nationally each year in high schools that participate in w!se’s… Read More

w!se Partners with GS Community TeamWorks to Help Students Gain Valuable College and Career Skills

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is teaming up with and Goldman Sachs to help more than 200 high school students from across New York City strengthen their college and career-readiness skills. Through Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks, Goldman employees will conduct mock interviews, teach students about networking and give students a… Read More

5th Annual 100 Best W!Se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance Rankings Announced

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se), a New York City-based, national educational nonprofit, today announced the 2016 “100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” at a ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®. Earning first place for the second time is New York City’s High School of Math, Science and Engineering at… Read More