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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: Money Talks Edu (an program auxiliary of ELBWDA ), a nonprofit organization established as a 501(c) (3) charitable organization in 2015 for the purpose of creating proactive resolutions to socioeconomic and economic disparities that plagues impoverished communities.

Results: Our Vision is to make personal finance focused programs affordable and accessible to children in grades 9-12 throughout the Urban Communities Across the Greater Philadelphia Area and US. Our educational support services and products include financial literacy virtual workshops using globally published “ Road To Riches Financial Literacy Guide For Teens” which focuses on personal finance principles that will help teens understand, manage and strengthen their financial decision capabilities in their early adolescent year into adulthood. This personal finance-focused program is fun, interactive and affordable. Exposure to this program and curriculum will not only transform the mindset of youths in their adolescence years into their adulthood; but it help them gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between poverty, socioeconomics and career preparation with a focus on professional development. Ultimately, giving them tools and resources need to break the cycles of long term government dependency and generational poverty.

Target demographics: Money Talks Edu's mission is to make personal finance focused programs affordable and accessible to children in grades 9-12. Lessons help children strengthen their financial decision-making capabilities and activities further advance a child's understanding of economics in today's world.

Direct beneficiaries per year: After attending a National Small Business Association White House Briefing in 2013, Crystal Evans, Money Talks Founder was inspired by the 44th United States President Barack Obama's response to her concerns about poverty in urban communities. Research led her to survey men, women, children, educators, and various professionals. Only to find that each person agreed that personal finance-focused curriculums are inaccessible, not well-publicized, and rarely funded federally by the U.S Department of Education; and is a related cause and effect to the economic disparities across the country. With the advice of accredited educators, she published Money Talks Edu's " Financial Literacy Guide for Parents and Educators," a comprehensive financial literacy curriculum; and duplicable workshop that have been high demand.

Geographic areas served: Greater Philadelphia, PA, USA and Lagos, Nigeria

Programs: Personal Finance Workshops that help children understand, manage and strengthen their financial decision capabilities in their early adolescence years into adulthood.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love, Love, Love the material. Our schools need this badly.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I purchase the Road To Riches Financial Literacy Guide for Teens for my son and we are learning a lot together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My grandchildren attended a virtual workshop and they loved it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome Platform, we more programs like Money Talks Edu in our schools.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Financial Literacy is so important, children should have a basic understanding about money and how to manage their personal finances.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Money Talks Edu Financial Literacy Workshops are very useful and easy to understand.
It would be nice to see the Road of Riches Curriculum in schools.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To whom it may concern:
I am writing in support of the Money Talks and their grant proposal to support curriculum development and implementation of a financial literacy program for children in youth in Philadelphia communities. My organization has a mission to preserve, promote, and revitalize the West Philadelphia neighborhood of East Parkside through partnerships with businesses and institutions and programs that engage residents, increase opportunity, and grow a diverse, thriving community. An important way that we do this is through working with residents to increase homeownership and help start small, local businesses. Financial literacy is a critical component of reaching these goals and it is critical that we start early with children and youth to ensure equitable growth within our neighborhood.
On February 28, 2019 we hosted a large community dinner where residents and partners could work together to design projects and present them to the rest of the attendees. The over 100 attendees then voted on which project was most needed in the community. Crystal Evans and her Money Talks team presented a well thought out program to promote financial literacy in the community and for this reason received the most votes and a resulting $1,000 seed grant from the Philadelphia Foundation and the Centennial Parkside CDC. Since that time, my team at the Centennial Parkside CDC has been working with the Money Talks team to develop a locally appropriate curriculum and design a series of workshops for children and youth (along with their parents) to learn the fundamentals of financial literacy. Some of the topics include opening a bank account, building credit, and smart investing. While we have made great progress in our work, it is critical that we bring more financial resources to our efforts to get this program off the ground. For this reason, I enthusiastically support the proposal of Money Talks.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
Sincerely,

Chris Spahr
Executive Director

CPCDC

Client Served

Rating: 5

To whom it may concern:
I am writing in support of the Money Talks and their grant proposal to support curriculum development and implementation of a financial literacy program for children in youth in Philadelphia communities. My organization has a mission to preserve, promote, and revitalize the West Philadelphia neighborhood of East Parkside through partnerships with businesses and institutions and programs that engage residents, increase opportunity, and grow a diverse, thriving community. An important way that we do this is through working with residents to increase homeownership and help start small, local businesses. Financial literacy is a critical component of reaching these goals and it is critical that we start early with children and youth to ensure equitable growth within our neighborhood.
On February 28, 2019 we hosted a large community dinner where residents and partners could work together to design projects and present them to the rest of the attendees. The over 100 attendees then voted on which project was most needed in the community. Crystal Evans and her Money Talks team presented a well thought out program to promote financial literacy in the community and for this reason received the most votes and a resulting $1,000 seed grant from the Philadelphia Foundation and the Centennial Parkside CDC. Since that time, my team at the Centennial Parkside CDC has been working with the Money Talks team to develop a locally appropriate curriculum and design a series of workshops for children and youth (along with their parents) to learn the fundamentals of financial literacy. Some of the topics include opening a bank account, building credit, and smart investing. While we have made great progress in our work, it is critical that we bring more financial resources to our efforts to get this program off the ground. For this reason, I enthusiastically support the proposal of Money Talks.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
Sincerely,

Chris Spahr
Executive Director

Donor

Rating: 5

I just like to say that Crystal Evans is by far the most dedicated and driven woman who is committed to the financial teaching and development of our youth, teenagers and adults. Her commitment started from her successful cleaning business which was her platform to create something extraordinary. Leadership by example has always been her strongest characteristic which makes her and her cause you want to support and let others know about. Please take this opportunity to get know her and her passion. Get involved and stand with her to spread the financial knowledge.

Laja S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great project and Crystal is so passionate about ending poverty in USA and Nigeria. I give all my support to seeing this Vision a reality.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Money Talks Edu is a great platform! They need more youth involved.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crystal is committed to ending generational poverty through financial education of our youth.