Funding will support the CASH Campaign’s expansion of its Maryland CASH Academy to reach vulnerable, underserved communities across MD. The CASH Academy is a statewide financial education system that provides free, fact-based classes taught by CASH and its local partners. The CASH Academy centralizes class information, provides easy registration, and links to other services. Curriculum is drawn from accredited, national sources such as the FDIC, and includes topics such as safe banking, prepaid cards, reducing debt, and avoiding fees. An expanded CASH Academy can allow offerings of financial education classes in other languages to reach vulnerable, low-income populations in both rural and urban areas. Through this expansion, CASH will work with its local partners to strengthen the connection between financial education classes and other services, such as free tax preparation and financial coaching, which support behavior change and longer-term financial security for clients.
CASH Campaign of Maryland
Maryland CASH Academy – Financial Education Expansion Project
Consumer Financial Education Fund, 2019