W!se is a national program based in New York that works with low-to-moderate income communities to create financial literacy. They serve two primary populations: secondary school students and victims of domestic violence. W!se has created a Financial Literacy Certification program for high school students, which they support with curriculums and teacher training. Their MoneyW!SE program recognizes that economic abuse is form of domestic violence and a means of keeping victims in an abusive relationship.
MoneyW!SE is a 12-week course that provides domestic violence survivors an opportunity to become financially literate. W!se creates their own assessments to make sure their interventions have a demonstrable impact. They are a nationally recognized assessment and credentialing organization and create assessment tools for other organizations as well. W!se creates pathways to empowerment by helping vulnerable members of our communities gain financial confidence and literacy.