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We are excited to work with a group of talented partners to offer free financial education across the state of Connecticut. There is a clear need for Connecticut residents to have access to financial professionals who can help them get ahead in today’s economy. We hope people will take advantage of our classes, and it will lead them to a brighter future. (CAHS)

- Jim Horan, Executive Director
Connecticut Association for Human Services


Collectively CT Money School partners have over 81 years of experience providing financial education.  Each partner brings unique assets to CMS, including seasoned experience providing services in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.   Each partner has a Regional Coordinator on staff that is responsible for recruiting instructors and ensuring the smooth delivery of financial education classes in their region.

The lead agency for CMS, Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) is a nonprofit outreach, education, research, and policy development organization committed to ending poverty in Connecticut.   Our extensive experience building coalitions and promoting family assets has lead to the creation of CMS, which we envision as a clearinghouse for financial education initiatives across the state.

Located in Bridgeport, FSW, Inc. helps people create pathways to economic stability.  Through an array of Family Assets Programs, FSW provides key services such as budget counseling, matched savings accounts, small business development, and free income tax preparation, in addition to behavioral health, literacy skills, employment skills training, and other vital community services. Each year FSW serves nearly 12,000 individuals and families, and hopes to expand financial education services to other parts of Fairfield County through CMS.

2-1-1 is managed by the United Way of Connecticut, which is a state association of Connecticut’s 16 United Ways.  2-1-1 is a single source for statewide information on community services, referrals to human services, and crisis intervention.  The number is toll-free from anywhere in Connecticut and it operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

New Life Corporation
is a faith-based non-profit servicing residents in the Greater New Haven area since 1997.  Its purpose is to build the financial economic security of individuals/families through services in workforce development, financial education, and asset-building.  New Life is also certified by the Internal Revenue Service as an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) Acceptance site assisting undocumented workers.

The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut is a private, non-profit organization that provides support services which allow older adults to remain in the community avoiding unwanted institutionalization.  AASCC operates the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, The Aging Resource Center to provide information to the community, and disperses and monitors community grants and contracts.

With 20 years of experience providing culturally competent financial counseling and education to Hartford’s adults and youth, Co-opportunity, Inc. eagerly joined CMS to promote adult financial education.  Co-opportunity believes that families that work hard and play by the rules should have opportunities to get ahead and programs like free tax preparation, YouthBuild Hartford and the Financial Resource Center help families achieve financial success.
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