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Family Promise

Finalist, The Encore Prize

In 2014, Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, developed an adult financial literacy curriculum tailored to the needs of low-income families — but soon realized the equally critical need to equip children early in life with the tools to achieve future financial and housing stability as adults. Family Promise is developing a replicable, scalable template for training and deploying 10,000 encore-stage adults over the next five years to serve as financial literacy coaches to 15,000 children experiencing homelessness. The model is easily adaptable to other homeless organizations and programs serving low-income children.