“Just as it was not possible to live in an industrialized society without print literacy - so it is not possible to live in today’s world without being financially literate. To fully participate in society today, financial literacy is critical…”
-Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business, and Director of the Financial Literacy Center
While some progress is being made in providing our youth with financial education, consider the following from recent studies:
Clearly, there remains plenty of work to be done to prepare our students and teachers to navigate the world of money and the behaviors that they will encounter.
Established in 2004 as an affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, ILJC is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation staffed and run by volunteers committed to promoting financial education. We have no overhead expenses; so all contributions are directed to the programs supported by the organization. The following goals drive our mission:
Your tax-deductible contribution will help support:
A range of Sponsorship Opportunities are available to suit every organization’s needs and budget. Note: if you are interested in exploring opportunities to provide in-kind materials or services in exchange for promotional consideration, please contact Brian Israel, Coalition President, at 312-479-5038.
Organization Sponsorship Levels:
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