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ILJC to Host Empowerment Summit

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in News | 0 comments

ILJC to Host Empowerment Summit

Launching in July 2014, ILJC’s new Action Network for Financial Empowerment will bring youth services professionals from around Illinois, together with the most innovative concepts and informed voices in financial education for a summit at the Chicago Fed. The goal is to establish a new network of like minded advocates, working in different ways and different places, to accomplish a common objective: giving more young people the tools they’ll need to build secure, comfortable and productive lives....

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Teaching Kids About Money

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in videos | 0 comments

Teaching Kids About Money

Candid interviews with CPS teachers, principals, students and parents regarding the positive impact of the 2011 Financial Education Initiative. The initiative provided 145 CPS elementary schools with the Money Savvy Kids Basic Personal Finance curriculum materials created by Money Savvy Generation which included 8 lessons/6 hours of instruction on the basics of personal finance.

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America Saves Week is Coming Up

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The Illinois Jump$tart Coalition is a proud supporter of America Saves Week. And it’s coming up next week. If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right! - William Shatner What’s America Saves Week? America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Click here to take the pledge...

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Girl Scouts Take on Financial Literacy

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in videos | 0 comments

Girl Scouts Take on Financial Literacy

The Girl Scouts understand the importance of financial education. Check out the video find out why. Photo: US Army Garrison Red Cloud – Casey

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Teaching Kids about Money

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in videos | 0 comments

Teaching Kids about Money

This video shows you how financial literacy can break the cycle of poverty.

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Warren Buffett’s Best Personal Finance Tips

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in videos | 0 comments

Warren Buffett’s Best Personal Finance Tips

Warren Buffett  shares the best advice to get your financial house in order. Photo: Fortune Live...

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What is Jump$tart?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in videos | 0 comments

What is Jump$tart?

This video tells you more about National Jump$tart and Jump$tart’s Clearinghouse.  

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Money Smart Week – Rube Goldberg Project

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in videos | 0 comments

Money Smart Week – Rube Goldberg Project

Illinois Jump$tart Coalition was proud to sponsor the “Rube Goldberg Project” to promote Money Smart Week 2013. A team of energetic engineering students from the Lindblom Math & Science Academy worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind machine that would perform a simple function… in the most creative and complicated way...

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Brian’s First Post

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Greetings blogosphere! Your lives will never be the same!

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Happy Holidays!

Help us make a difference… We believe that all kids should have the financial knowledge and skills necessary to build secure, comfortable lives for themselves and their families. Illinois Jump$tart is an all-volunteer non-profit coalition working to enhance the financial capability of Illinois youth. Our work is made possible through the financial support and engagement of organizations and individuals like you. Tax deductible contributions support: Educator & student scholarships Financial education library grants E-newsletters...

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