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Colorado Jump$tart Coalition is the winner of the 2013 State Coalition  of the Year Award!

The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition accepts the 2013 State Coalition of the Year Award. Those pictured above include (from left to right): Jason Alderman, Visa Inc; Colorado Jump$tart Coalition Executive Director, C.J. Juleff; and Mary Medley, President & CEO, Colorado Society of CPAs and chairman of the Colorado Coalition board of directors.

 Colorado Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit organization with more than 30 organizations and individuals representing business, nonprofits, government, and education throughout the state of Colorado.  We have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Colorado youth by:

  • Raising awareness of the importance of personal financial literacy and available resources

  • Coordinating and promoting communication and cooperation among coalition members

  • Offering professional development in personal financial literacy for Colorado educators
  • Supporting personal financial education initiatives


The Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.  The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of more than 150 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America's youth.  For more information, visit their website at www.jumpstart.org.


In addition to the national coalition, Jump$tart consists of a network of 49 affiliated state coalitions and their local partners.  Each state coalition is an independently governed and operated non-profit organization with its own leadership and bylaws, united with the national Jump$tart Coalition through an affiliation agreement and a desire to advance Jump$tart’s mission of financial smarts for students, locally.