Who We Are
The Nebraska Financial Education Coalition is a group of interested businesses, individuals, financial institutions, and government and non-profit agencies who believe that basic personal financial literacy is an essential skill. The Coalition’s mission is to strive to improve the personal financial knowledge and decision-making ability of Nebraska citizens by promoting public awareness of the need for personal financial education, and by facilitating networking and partnerships for financial education service providers. Our long-term goal: for all Nebraska citizens – no matter the age, background or circumstance – to achieve long-term personal financial health.
The Nebraska Financial Education Coalition started out as a small group meeting in 2005 to talk about the importance of financial education in Nebraska. Participants noted stakeholders weren’t aware of other activities in the state, which led to discussions to better understand the state of financial education in Nebraska. Through those discussions, participants felt it important to develop a statewide coalition that could:
- Help businesses and organizations partner to utilize limited resources
- Raise the level of awareness of personal financial literacy in the state
- Identify potential gaps and underserved areas in the state
In May 2007, the Coalition incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Nebraska and elected a board of directors.The Coalition is also an affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of kindergarten through college-age youth.
What We Do
The Nebraska Financial Education Coalition is made up of partner organizations who serve a wide variety of individuals in Nebraska – from youth to senior citizens. The Coalition doesn’t take the place of the education programs done by many great organizations in Nebraska. Rather, we help those organizations connect to share best practices and maximize their resources. By working together, we help raise the collective importance of financial education as a critical issue for Nebraskans. The Coalition meets on a quarterly basis; there is no cost to be a partner in the coalition.
Becoming a Partner
If you or your organization are interested in becoming a member of the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition, please fill out this form. Once submitted, you will be contacted with more information about the Coalition and its regular meetings.
Click here for a link of partner organizations.