Common Cents

by RISE Foundation, Inc.
Common Cents

Project Report | Dec 29, 2014
Supporting Homeless Families

By Aimee Burnwatt | Development Officer

Although our Common Cents program was initially intended to teach financial literacy skills to hourly workers, we have found that the lessons in the classes are applicable to many populations.  Right now, we are proud to be partnering with the Community Alliance for the Homeless to teach valuable financial literacy skills to families who are chronically homeless.

Without the skills and behavior changes necessary to make the best of their income, many of these families will move into new homes, only to be unable to maintain them, and will become homeless again.

RISE has partnered with seven agencies serving homeless families to teach these skills.  We are proud to be nearing our goal of 200 families, equipped with the skills to make the most of their income and live a financially stable lifestyle.

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Organization Information

RISE Foundation, Inc.

Location: Memphis, TN - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RISEmemphis
Project Leader:
Linda Williams
Memphis , Tennessee United States

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