Maryland CASH Academy

Build Your Financial IQ. One Class at a Time.


Who We Are: The Maryland CASH Academy, a signature program of the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign, offers free personal finance classes on a wide variety of topics across the state of Maryland. Search for a class by location, date, or topic.


Would you like to help build others' financial well-being?


    


                                               

Contact us today to become a volunteer Financial Educator or Partner. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like to help others learn to be confident in handling their finances? MD CASH Campaign is seeking volunteers who would like to:

  • Teach classes
  • Do one on one financial coaching 
  • Do outreach in your local communities to let others know about our classes and coaching programs.  
No experience is required--we will provide FREE training and support. 

If you would like to teach classes, we will help you with developing curriculum, learning effective teaching methods, locating a place for your class, advertising and registering participants. If you would like, you can co-teach with a current Educator until you are comfortable. Do you love teaching? Do you have experience with financial services? Are you passionate about helping people better manage their finances? Are you eager to continue developing your skills as a financial educator? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please complete this online application to become an educator with the Maryland CASH Academy.


Volunteer Educator Alvin Carlos teaching 'Investment & Retirement' Class 

If you would like to work one on one with someone to help them achieve their financial goals, we will provide free training and help connect you to clients. 

If you would like to spread the word to your friends and neighbors about our free, in-person fact based financial education classes, you can help by posting our local flyers in your community centers, grocery stores, etc. as well as any online local calendar listings. Volunteer in your area and give only as much time as you are comfortable with. 



Become A Partner

Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Please contact us to inquire about partnership opportunities. 



If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class

If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, click here to send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like that class.



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Become a Partner

Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a ClassB

If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic,click hereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class.
 

2017 Financial Education and Capability Awards

The Financial Education and Capability Awards Program highlights the dedication and success of public school teachers and community champions who deliver financial education. Financial education focuses on a range of financial management concepts and behaviors including budgeting, careers and income, credit, savings, financial decision-making, and understanding values and habits about money. View the Press Release on the awards here. Check out the list of winners from the awards below!


  • Elementary School Teacher or Program: Taylor Estes, Princess Anne Elementary School (Somerset County). Personal finance units with life lessons on living within your means
  • Middle School Teacher or Program: Joseph DeStefanis, Margaret Brent Middle School, Mechanicsville (St. Mary's County). Authored “The Stock Market for Life” to teach The Stock Market Game to public school students
  • High School Teacher or Program: Nicole Cathirell, New Town High School, Owings Mills (Baltimore County). Exemplifies the Junior Achievement mission of empowering youth to own their own economic success 
  • Community Champion Award (Individual Educator): Tisa Silver Canady, University of Maryland, Baltimore (Baltimore City). Volunteer educator, speaker & advocate for financial education at UMB’s campus & throughout Greater Baltimore
  • Outstanding Organization Award: MakingChange, (Howard County). Provides financial education in a variety of ways and locations to low-to-moderate income adults in Howard County

2017 Financial Education Summit

April 25, 8:30am to 3:30pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia 
5485 Twin Knolls Road 
Columbia, MD 21045

Please join financial education practitioners, researchers and stakeholders to consider how we can help Maryland adults gain the skills and confidence to meet their financial goals.

This Summit is designed to allow educators to share their best teaching tools, methods and curriculum with the group. We will bring together up-to-date research, best practices, and the insights and expertise of our state’s financial education leaders. 

Registration is limited to the first 200 applicants so register today by going here!



Integration Toolkit Training

March 20th 10am to 1pm

Jewish Council for Aging of Washington 

Rockville

It's becoming a nationwide movement to include financial capability services into multiple social services programs. This integration model shows impressive results in helping clients build financial stability. Attend this interactive training to learn an overview of the CFED Integration Toolkit and how it can help increase your agency's ability to provide or connect to a variety of financial capability services. Click here for more information and to register.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 
Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 
Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 

 Thank You...

The Maryland CASH Academy thanks the Connecticut Money School and Delaware Money School for website and program inspiration and insight.

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