Financial Empowerment Initiative Shows Vital Link Between Financial Literacy and Student Success

Today Achieving the Dream and MDC released a new resource,  Building Capability, Empowering Students, and Achieving Success: The Financial Empowerment for Student Success Initiative, which is the result of the two year Financial Empowerment for Student Success Initiative that focused on increasing student success through the provision of financial services.

“Positioning community college students to earn credentials takes more than focusing on academics,” said William E. Trueheart, President and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “This work has revealed how critical it is for colleges to help students reduce financial barriers. Financial capability programs equip students with the knowledge, skills, and access to resources needed to manage their money and reduce financial trouble.”

To read the full press release, please click here.

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