NEW YORK, N.Y. – Working in Support of Education (w!se) is excited to announce that The Allstate Foundation has awarded a generous grant to support w!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Program. The grant will support the Financial Literacy Certification Program in 2017-18 by bringing the program to 45-50 upstate New York schools, serving approximately 1,500 students.

The Financial Literacy Certification program is an award-winning initiative that supports personal finance instruction at high schools in 48 states. Schools teach a course on personal finance using instructional resources provided by w!se. Students become Certified Financially Literate™ and earn w!se’s coveted CFL™ when they take and pass w!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test after instruction.

Launched in 2003, the program is helping to transform the lives of students across the U.S. Keeshawn, a student at Cardinal Spellman High School, recently noted: “Because of the w!se program I will never forget about the importance of living within your means, budgeting and planning, and considering wants vs. needs. I can now talk with my parents and other adults about money in a knowledgeable and educated way.”

“The Financial Literacy Certification program has provided diverse students nationally with an enriching and valuable experience in enhancing their financial literacy knowledge,” said w!se President & CEO Phyllis F. Perillo. “We are deeply grateful to our cherished partner The Allstate Foundation for their support in helping us reach even more students.”

About the Allstate Foundation 

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit

About w!se 

Working In Support of Education (w!se), a national educational not-for-profit, improves the lives of young people through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers.


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