Current California Jump$tart News & Press Releases

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Spring CA Jump$tart Member Meetings in May

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Meetings in Northern and Southern California

Northern California Meeting:  
San Francisco Federal Reserve 
May 4th from 2pm to 5:30pm 
REGISTER HERE

Southern California Meeting: 
Orange County Credit Union
May 18th from 9am to 1pm 
REGISTER HERE 

It's time to register for the upcoming California Jump$tart Member Meetings. At the meeting, you will be able to learn about financial literacy funding from a panel of donors and recipients as well as network with other advocates.

2008 CA Jump$tart Award Winner Passes

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Dorothy Lerma - Passionate advocate for financial education

We're sad to share news of Dorothy's death in late December. She was a long-time advocate for personal financial literacy in California and a recipient of our California Jump$tart Leadership award in 2008. Dorothy was a major force in the success of CASDRAP and StudentDebtHelp.org and taught financial education across San Diego County, including Camp Pendleton. Our warmest condolences go out to her family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to StudentDebtHelp.org, c/o Mary Snyder, P.O. Box 2855, Ramona, CA 92065.

California Teachers Recognized for Personal Financial Education Efforts

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McKinleyville and Tarzana High School Educators Receive Awards from California Jump$tart Coalition

February 10, 2010 - The California Jump$tart Coalition is pleased to announce the winners of its Financial Literacy Educator Awards.  Greg Delahoussaye, of the Economics and Social Sciences Department at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Southern California and Diane Howard, Chair of the Career Technical Education Department at McKinleyville High School in Northern California are being recognized for their work in bringing financial education to their students. Both educators have further distinguished themselves with their efforts to work with teens outside the classroom and bring community resources into the school to teach about wise use of money, setting goals, and building careers.

“Our children and young adults must learn about money to succeed in this challenging and complex world,” says Karen Anderson, Chair of the California Jump$tart Coalition, “ so it’s encouraging to have teachers developing innovative ways to teach to our youth”.  California schools do not require education on money management topics such as using credit, saving, budgeting and investing.

Both educators were nominated by members of the California financial community and selected by the Board of California Jump$tart to receive recognition and $2500 awards, which are generously sponsored by Citi, to their schools' financial education efforts.

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