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A focus on California Jump$tart partner “Pockets Change"

Some years ago, after a summer job teaching financial literacy, Pamela Capalad teamed up with seasoned educator Andrea Ferrero (a director on the CAJ$ Board) to create “Pockets Change,” a financial literacy curriculum that uses Hip Hop as a vehicle to educate kids about the important fundamentals of finance. The program is currently licensed by a growing list of schools, youth organizations and parents across the country. The teachings are designed to help kids grasp, plan and prepare for their financial future.

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The California Jump$tart Coalition (CAJump$tart) will continue to provide information and resources to the community during these uncertain times. One thing that is certain, is the dedication and commitment of the volunteer leadership and staff that continue to support financial literacy in California. CAJump$tart is open for business, but our staff is working remotely in compliance with Governor Newsom’s orders. Although we hope not, you may experience a slower response over the next few weeks. For optimum service and to increase clarity for our staff and board, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in place of a call is optimum. Contact us with any questions.

Check Your School

Money management is the one subject that everyone will use "in real life," but not all schools offer effective financial education. Does yours?

Check Your School

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National Jump$tart

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About California JumpStart Coalition

The California Jumpstart Coalition is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven group with hundreds of organizations and individuals representing businesses, government agencies, non-profits and education across the state. Affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, we have joined together to improve the personal financial education of California's youth.


Financial Foundation for Educators

California Jump$tart will provide a no cost, six session workshop, on the topic of Personal Financial Literacy for teachers, K-12, in your school district or county.

Personal Financial Literacy education is more critical than ever before. 67% of educators say they need more professional development for teaching personal financial education* and the new History-Social Science Framework has added this subject matter in two key areas. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-231-2133 today to schedule this training. *2015 PwC Educator survey.