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California Jump$tart Coalition - November 2014

California Teachers Attend NEC

Several of the teachers who received a scholarship from California
Jump$tart to attend the 2014 National Educators Conference.

The California Jump$tart Coalition is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven group with hundreds of organizations and individuals representing businesses, government agencies, non-profits, and education across the state. It is affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and are joined together to improve the personal financial education of California youth.

California Jump$tart provide the benefits of a coalition to our membership, including:

  • Networking with others who are committed to improving financial education
  • Keeping informed of national and statewide efforts and issues in youth financial education
  • Participating in personal financial education community meetings
  • Having access to Jump$tart-sponsored surveys and research
  • Publicizing efforts to the personal finance education community

Like many of its counterparts, California Jump$tart needs to continue to grow as a coalition. Specifically, there is a need for more representation from the K-12 education community on the coalition board.

Most recently, California Jump$tart has been a partner in the State Controller's Manage Your Money Week; and co-hosted, along with CalCPA, a financial literacy summit that drew more than 300 attendees, with panels on implementing personal finance via Common Core and the new legislative mandate to include it in frameworks (AB166).

Additionally, the coalition has begun exhibiting at Educator and School Board Conferences, allowing it to have direct contact with all types of educators to share with them the resources available from many coalition partners.

Finally, the coalition was thrilled to have the National Educators Conference held in Los Angeles. California Jump$tart was able to provide scholarships to approximately 20 teachers to attend.

Tena Lozano, chair
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