My Money Workshop
- New York
My Money Workshop (MMW) is a 501©3 that was founded in 2009 by the late Dick Yaffa to provide financial literacy classes to students in the New York Tri-State area. After his unexpected death in 2015, his sons decided to honor their father’s legacy by becoming co-presidents of MMW and seeing if they could grow it even more than their father had. Today, My Money Workshops asks for a small donation from facilities that can afford it, but we never turn away a client due to inability to donate. MMW has a board consisting of eight members, with the goal of adding two to four more by the end of 2018. We have twice as many volunteer instructors today (20) as we did a year ago, and we are hoping to double that again by 2019. In 2016 MMW hosted 112 workshops that reached more than 2000 students at 28 different schools and organizations. In 2017 we had 149 workshops reaching 2500 students at 35 distinct schools and organizations. We anticipate a minimum of 160 workshops taught in 2018, reaching almost 3000 students at more than 40 schools and organizations. The main objective of My Money Workshop is to help community members develop financial strategies for a successful future. We provide succinct, clear, user-friendly financial literacy workshops. MMW has a curriculum to fit the needs of any host organization. We differentiate by the age of attendees (middle school, high school, adult student, adult non-student, incarcerated populations), the focus of the group served (general financial literacy, investing, tax time, Spanish language workshops, etc), and the length of the workshop (single class or 2, 3, 4-or-more part series).
Financial Literacy Volunteer Instructor (Volunteer Opportunity)