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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Financial Counseling, Urban & Community Economic Development

Mission: The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help individuals--especially those of low to moderate income--become equipped with the tools to get their financial lives in order so that they can become self-sufficient and enjoy financial well-being over time.

Results: * Over 700 classes, events and programs across the state * More than 800 Delaware women - and men! took control of their finances with 25,000 financial education hours * More than 300 entrepreneurs attended 2012 CODE Conference * More than 4,000 young savers participated with sixty school "banks" through partnership with University of Delaware

Target demographics: To help individuals, especially those of low to moderate income in Delaware

Geographic areas served: New Castle, Kent & Sussex Counties

Programs: The Money School - A program that offers over 600 FREE community-based financial education classes annually across the state. From Purses to Portfolios - A program encourages participants to pursue on-going FREE financial education through The Money School. CODE - Provides the Delaware small business community and the public with support and networking opportunities. BANK AT SCHOOL - A program that teaches children about money management by providing real banking experiences. Youth Programs - DFLI has programs that teach elementary, middle and high school students financial skills and entrepreneurship. Savings Programs - A program that provides certified credit counselors to help individuals understand and improve their credit situation, and financial coaches to help them take charge of their financial future.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Debbie213

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The DE $ School provides a wide variety of excellent resources and opportunities for people of all ages to become financially strong no matter what their background. From online or in person workshops to whole day events, the DE $ School is a model resource that I wish other states offered. I reside in neighboring PA and despite the distance both me and my teen daughters have benefited from the programs they offer.

1 Lisa572

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Money School does more that teach money skills. Through continuous education, it allows you to develop your skills, ask questions, and continue learning. It reaches out to women that often neglect themselves for others. Their courses reach a range of knowledge!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Classes offered at the Money School empowered me to make the right decisions to financial freedom.

1 Queon J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Money School has been a great partner and supporter of Summer J. Artisan Ice Pops LLC. and other small businesses. As they continually provide resources and learning work shops that are essential for personal and professional sucess.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Money School gave me a foundation for my finances, a circle of wise and trusted friends, and helped me grow as a professional and as an investor! The work they do is fantastic, and I frankly wish everyone could have classes and mentors like this to guide them in the path to their successful financial futures!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the years I have attended many Money School classes and seminars and have found the teachers and advisors to be knowledgeable.
In it's early years it was envisioned to help women have a better understanding of financial matters that traditionally we were not as exposed to as men, but the concept has grown and the classes are varied, geared to many levels and good for any gender.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was an excellent financial workshop , hope to be able assist others in need

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have had great learning experiences attending the money schools sessions . I have meet acquaintances and have had the opportunity to use what I learned after each session .The best class I like is budgeting , because one instructor stated if you write down every dime you spend you will be able to keep track of your out going money what worked for me was he stated do it just one day at a time my brain was able to wrap around this small concept lol.
Levine Coates

1

Donor

Rating: 5

DFLI is truly a great nonprofit. They have an dedicated staff who produce a wide variety of fabulous financial education programs and events throughout the year for the entire State of Delaware. The largest programs and perhaps most well known are the From Purses to Portfolios Program and The Money School. "Purses" is financial education designed for women and The Money School offers almost 700 free financial education classes annually - both are wonderful resources that build up our community in such difficult economic times. Check them out....www.dfli.org

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the wonderful opportunity to attend the first financial literacy conference a few years ago and became 'hooked" on the life-changing experiences I have received as a result. I have learned so much about finances, budgeting, getting out of debt, savings, and credit repair, etc. I am so amazed that there is an organization that truly cares about the financial health of our community and works tirelessly to provide the tools to guide you to financial success. The program is administered through excellence under the leadership of Ronni Cohen and her talented staff. The volunteer instructors donate their valuable time to share their expertise at no cost to the students who attend the excellent classes presented throughout the year. I am advocate for this great program, telling people wherever I go about the DFLI and the Money school classes. My affliation with the agency, first as a student, then as a volunteer and advocate, has been life-changing. My knowledge has increased about finances; I have experienced more joy as a volunteer: my own personal self-esteem has improved through the support and confidence I have gained from the program. Additionally, I have met new friends and had very positive experiences through DFLI and the Delaware Money School. Wonderful job, well deserving of recognition. Meta McGhee