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-Margaret Mead

Action Network

Insufficient financial capability impacts families, communities and the economy as a whole. ILJC’s new Action Network for Financial Empowerment is designed to raise awareness, create and energize literacy advocates, and encourage direct local action to improve outcomes.

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We believe that all of our kids deserve the knowledge and skills they’ll need to fully engage, avoid financial trouble, and build secure, comfortable and productive lives for themselves and their families.

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