“Celebrating More Than Two Decades of Civic Engagement and Social Justice”

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Monday, June 8, Working in Support of Education (W!se) celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI). Despite widespread school closures and a nation in lockdown, more than 125 guests marked the occasion by attending a virtual ceremony, which culminated with the announcement of the 2020 prize winners…. Read More

8th Annual 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance Rankings Announced

New York, NY – April 27, 2020 Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national educational nonprofit, announced the 2020 ranking of the “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” today during a virtual ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®. Hurley High School in Virginia earned first place. The High School for Math, Science &… Read More

New IRS Validation Rules (as reported by www.cpapractiveadvisor.com)

This time of the year, the IRS fields countless calls from taxpayers and CPAs who have questions about tax filing. But all too often, they are flooded with another kind of call as well. These calls come from scammers whose sole aim is to defraud the IRS and potentially steal some valuable identifying information in… Read More

16th National MoneyPOWER Conference

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Tuesday, November 6, middle and high school educators will attend W!se’s 16th National MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City. Hosted by Citi at its World Headquarters, the Conference will feature experts in finance and education, with a focus on strengthening teachers’ knowledge of personal finance and providing instructional… Read More

W!se Hosts Summer Night Strings Reception & Benefit Concert

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Wednesday, June 27, Working in Support of Education (W!se) hosted Summer Night Strings—a Reception and Benefit Concert. The sold out event was held in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Guests were treated to a special evening of music by Damien Escobar, one of the… Read More

STUDENTS HONORED AT 2018 W!SE SCHOLARS RECEPTION HOSTED BY DEUTSCHE BANK

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Friday, June 8, Working in Support of Education (W!se) held its annual Scholars Reception to honor high school students who earned a score of 95% or higher on W!se’s 2017-18 national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test. The Test is administered each year at high schools from 48 states that participate… Read More

“Where’s Rebecca?”: Foster Care App Takes Top Prize at QLI Awards

NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Monday, June 4th, Working in Support of Education (W!se) held the 23rd annual Quality of Life INNOVATIONS (QLI) Awards Ceremony, generously hosted by CITI. 180 guests attended the event, which was capped off with the announcement of the 2018 prize winners. More than 749 high school students in all 5… Read More

2018 Euro Challenge National Finalists Present Findings at Washington, D.C. Embassies

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Steven Appel, (646) 675-8594 (mobile)  or Ethan Goebel, (917) 860-6921 (mobile)   WHAT:         Euro Challenge National Finalist School Presentations to the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Lithuania WHO:            The Delegation of the European Union to the United States (“the Delegation”), Working in Support of Education (W!se), St. Albans High School, and… Read More

W!se Announces Winning Slogan for Financial Literacy Social Media Contest!

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (W!se) is pleased to announce the winning slogan for its 2018 Financial Literacy Social Media Contest: “Life, Liberty, Pursuit of No Debt.” Samantha Conti, Sean Reilly and Colton Ritter, students from Mountain Range High School in Westminster, Colorado, created the winning slogan, and they will share… Read More

Chicago’s Youth Connection Charter School Is Top High School Teaching Personal Finance Nationally

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (W!se), a New York City-based, national educational nonprofit, today announced that Chicago’s Youth Connection Charter School earned first place in the 2018 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” rankings. W!se announced the annual rankings at a ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®. The Youth Connection… Read More