W!se 5K Fun Run Winners Announced

New York, NY— Working in Support of Education (W!se) held its inaugural 5K Fun Run on May 16, 2024, at Pier 64 in Hudson River Park, New York City. The event drew an enthusiastic crowd of participants and spectators. Highlights: Top Male Winner: Christian Bermel, with an impressive time of 17:46. Top Female Winner: Stacey… Read More

W!se Announces Winners of NYC High School Financial Literacy Video Contest

New York, NY – May 9, 2024 Working in Support of Education (W!se) is thrilled to announce the winners of its inaugural Social Media Video Contest aimed at promoting financial literacy among high school students in New York City,  sponsored by Bread Financial™. After weeks of anticipation, the winners have been selected from a pool… Read More

2024 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” Announced

New York, NY – April 19, 2024 Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national nonprofit, announced the 2024 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” during a ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®. This year’s first-place school is Council High School in Honaker, Virginia. Richmond Community High School from Virginia, Sampson Early College High… Read More

Working in Support of Education Celebrates 25 Years

Working in Support of Education Celebrates 25 Years New York, NY – Working in Support of Education (W!se), a leading educational nonprofit, proudly announces its 25th anniversary. Since its inception, the organization has been steadfast in its commitment to improving economic mobility through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers. Inspired… Read More

W!se Announces 2022-2023 Blue Star Schools

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (W!se) is pleased to announce that 150 high schools in its national network have earned the distinction of being named a Blue Star School for their students’ outstanding performance on the 2022-2023 W!se Financial Literacy Certification Test. This national standardized Test is administered to students after… Read More

2023 Financial Literacy Ambassador Award Announced

New York, NY – August 29, 2023 Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national educational nonprofit, has announced the five winners of the 2023 Financial Literacy Ambassador Award. W!se created the Award with generous sponsorship from FLO mentors, a group of W!se volunteers who are passionate about helping young people improve their personal finance… Read More

Working in Support of Education Receives Grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation 

 Working in Support of Education Receives Grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation  Media Contact: Samantha Spina | 212-421-2700 | sspina(at)wise-ny.org  New York, NY – Working in Support of Education (W!se) is pleased to announce it has received a new generous grant from the T. Rowe Price Foundation to support our W!se Institute and Financial Literacy… Read More

Working in Support of Education Receives Grant from the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

Media Contact: Samantha Spina | 212-421-2700 | sspina@wise-ny.org New York, NY – Working in Support of Education (W!se) is pleased to announce it has received a generous grant from the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation to support the Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI) Program. QLI invites high school students to become social entrepreneurs by using… Read More

“100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance Rankings Announced”

New York, NY – April 28, 2023 Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national nonprofit, announced the 2023 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” during a ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®. This year’s first-place school is Academies of West Memphis in West Memphis, Arkansas. Richmond Community High School from Virginia, High School… Read More

Wells Fargo Foundation Supports W!se Financial Literacy and W!se Institute Programs

Media Contact: Samantha Spina | 212-421-2700 | sspina@wise-ny.org New York, NY – Working in Support of Education (W!se) is pleased to announce it has received a generous $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo Foundation to support the Financial Literacy Certification program and the W!se Institute in the 2022-23 school year. “Our longstanding partnership with Wells Fargo… Read More