WHAT WE DO
The Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an applied, multidisciplinary research center that seeks to inform practitioners, policymakers, and the general public on strategies for building financial capability and security.
CFS research examines the role of specific products, policies, and advice in helping individuals navigate the increasingly complex financial marketplace. The center’s research is notable for its focus on vulnerable populations—including low-income families, youth and people with disabilities.
Serving as an intellectual hub for research and outreach across disciplines, CFS currently has 32 affiliate researchers in a diverse array of departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 36 research fellows from campuses nationwide.
CFS faculty and staff have extensive experience in program development, implementation evaluation, outcome evaluation, and research dissemination with organizations ranging from community-based nonprofits to large-scale public sector agencies.
WHAT WE OFFER:
WHAT WE NEED
CFS is committed to continually growing our network and expanding our work with community partnerships. This ensures that CFS stays aware of the financial issues and pitfalls that families face in a rapidly changing financial landscape. Help us keep our finger on the pulse by letting us know what needs are out there. Additionally, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to bring our research to the public as well as ideas and contributions for our financial coaching newsletter and webinar series. So, please contact us with your suggestions!
Hallie B. Lienhardt
Outreach Specialist, Center for Financial Security
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy