Connecticut Money School (CMS) is a project led by CAHS, which provides financial capability workshops for individuals and families across Connecticut. Initially providing adults and seniors a better understanding of how to manage their finances, the success of the adult CMS program led to the creation of the Youth Money School (YMS) in 2012 serving 16-24 year olds. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience financial security and feel capable of severing the tie of inter-generational poverty.
CMS/YMS has reached over 8,000 families since 2009. Each year we broaden our scope and acquire new partners around the state.
The CT Money School partners with local nonprofits, schools, community centers, churches, and other agencies to host workshops for their beneficiaries and/or the general public. Acknowledging the varying community efforts of each partner organization, we have created our 90 minute workshops to accommodate the needs of your audience. The Date, Time, Location, Frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, etc) and Topic sequence is completely determined by you.
We rely on volunteers to facilitate our free, interactive workshops. Once you complete orientation our staff will connect you with a local nonprofit, school, community center, church, or other agency, as an extension of CAHS reaching directly into your community. If you're interested in our peer to peer learning model, fill out our Volunteer Application or contact Sabrina Acosta, Bank On/CMS Program Manager, at 860-951-2212 x245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have volunteers around the state and we are always in need of more! Areas of high concentration have more workshops, but we expand where our volunteers are!
Want to build up your own personal knowledge? Join a workshop at your convenience. Workshop sessions are on average 90 minutes and range from issues such as budgeting to more complex concepts like investing and home ownership. For full module details and objectives view the Adult Workshop Menu (PDF) or the Youth Workshop Menu (PDF).