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YWCA of Metro Phoenix improves the lives of women with financial literacy training and education

This video was submitted to MissionBox for the MissionBox Philanthropic Fund — October 2017 Microgrants..

The Own It Financial Education Program

From 2016-2017, the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix partnered with 34 other agencies to offer this service to the community. During this same time period, YWCA completed 66 classes in insurance, homeownership and salary negotiation, and 519 women graduated from their "Own It" Financial Education program.

Originally established in 2009 the Own It program is a four-week series that covers a variety of financial topics to clients. The courses are offered in English and Spanish, with funding for the program coming from a variety of sources.

The Own It Financial Education Program partners with 20 other community programs and teaches attendees about saving, creating budgets, insurance and other financial topics.

Measuring success

Own It tracks and measures the demographic information of the women participating in the program through a questionnaire. Own It will report outcomes via exit evaluations at the end of each class and our Case Manager/Financial Coach will follow up with graduates of the program two to four months after class graduation.

YWCA is one of 16 nonprofits participating in the United Way’s Financial Stability Partnership. The purpose of the FSP partnership is to create a shared performance measurement system. With this system, nonprofits will share the infrastructure for measuring their impact and leveraging these data for program development, fundraising and measurement of social return on investment.

Find out more about the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix and their programs here.



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