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National Organizations that Support Financial Education

American Consumer Credit Counseling
130 Rumford Ave., Suite 202
Auburndale, MA 02466-1371

American Consumer Credit Counseling offers confidential credit counseling, debt management and financial education to consumers nationwide.

Council for Economic Education (formerly NCEE)
122 East 42 Street, Suite 2600
New York, NY 10168

A leader in economic and financial education, the council (formerly NCEE) has developed a comprehensive K-12 program of teaching materials, teacher professional development programs, and assessments in economics, person finance, and entrepreneurship education, designed to be used across the curriculum.

1908 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191

DECA is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business and finance.

Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN)

HSAN is the largest non-profit, worldwide coalition of hip-hop artists and entertainment industry executives who believe that hip-hop is an enormously influential agent for positive social change (complete with collegiate coalition and youth councils, etc.). Russell Simmons, featured in Your Life, Your Money has helped establish HSAN.

The JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
919 18th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

The JumpStart Coalition includes more than 180 national partners and 48 affiliated state coalitions. They have developed national K-12 learning standards for personal and financial literacy, and a Clearinghouse of financial literacy materials.

Junior Achievement
One Education Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

JA Worldwide is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
1101 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 202/785-0453

NASFAA is a nonprofit member organization that represents more than 20,000 financial aid professionals at 3,000 colleges, universities and career schools. The organization holds a national meeting each summer.

National Business Education Association (NBEA)
1914 Association Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191

NBEA is devoted to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research and dissemination of information for and about business. The organization holds a national conference in the spring.

National Endowment for Financial Education
5299 DTC Blvd.
Suite 1300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303/741-6333 or 303/741-NEFE

The National Endowment for Financial Education helps individual Americans acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to take control of their financial destiny. NEFE's mission is grounded in the belief that regardless of background or income level, financially informed individuals are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a stable future for themselves and their families.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
801 Roeder Road
Suite 900
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

The NFCC promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and builds capacity for its members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services.

Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
800/U-ASK-SBA (800/827-5722)

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Society for Financial Education and Professional Development
2120 Washington Blvd., Ste. 400
Arlington, VA 22204

The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development specializes in the development and presentation of customized financial education and professional development seminars and workshops. It has developed and presented a series of seminars for college students. Investor Education and Homeownership seminars are also presented.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
1959 East Kerr Street
Springfield, MO 65802

SIFE is a non-profit organization that educates people on concepts such as market economics, entrepreneurship, and business ethics through educational outreach programs. A diverse range of corporations and executives support SIFE's work in 38 countries, 1,500 universities, and through 568 student teams.

United States Department of the Treasury Office of Financial Education
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220

The Department of the Treasury is a leader in promoting financial education. Treasury established the Office of Financial Education in May of 2002. The Office works to promote access to the financial education tools that can help all Americans make wiser choices in all areas of personal financial management, with a special emphasis on saving, credit management, home ownership and retirement planning.

U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was created with the purpose of improving the financial literacy and education of persons in the United States. To reach the widest number of people possible, the Commission established a website and a toll-free telephone number (1-888-MYMONEY) to coordinate the presentation of educational materials from across the spectrum of federal agencies that deal with financial issues and markets.

Young Money
10950 Gilroy Road, Suite D
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

YOUNG MONEY is a leading national money, business and lifestyle magazine written primarily by student journalists. It specifically focuses on money management, entrepreneurship, careers, investing, technology, and travel.