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

Engineered Green Economics (EGE) Sustainability and the Next Generation Workforce Conference

Resources From: Clean Energy Strategy March 8, 2024 United Federation of Teachers, New York City   Keynote: “Teaching for the Planet: Activating Classrooms in the Clean Energy Transition” Philip Odonkor, Assistant Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology Panel: Energy Ecosystem – Working Together Moderator: Brian Deutsch, EH&S Manager, Con Edison Melanie Ho,… 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 Financial Literacy Video Contest

Calling all New York City High School Teachers and Students! W!se is pleased to announce a social media video contest for the chance to win cash prizes! Create a video about ONE of the following Financial Literacy topics: A “Point-of-View” video on how to resist the temptation to spend, spend, spend! “Healthy Financial Habit Challenge”… 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

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors Through Financial Education

By: David Anderson, President and CEO, W!se October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While physical abuse is the most obvious form of abuse, domestic violence is not just physical. It also involves emotional, social, psychological, and financial coercion. The last of these is especially prevalent. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 94-99% of… 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