Maryland CASH Academy

Build Your Financial IQ. One Class at a Time.


Who We Are: The Maryland CASH Academy, a signature program of the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign, offers free personal finance classes on a wide variety of topics across the state of Maryland. Search for a class by location, date, topic or educator.


Would you like to help build others' financial well-being?


    


                                               

Contact us today to become a volunteer Financial Educator or Partner. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like to help others learn to be confident in handling their finances? MD CASH Campaign is seeking volunteers who would like to:

  • Teach classes
  • Do one on one financial coaching 
  • Do outreach in your local communities to let others know about our classes and coaching programs.  
No experience is required--we will provide FREE training and support. 

If you would like to teach classes, we will help you with developing curriculum, learning effective teaching methods, locating a place for your class, advertising and registering participants. If you would like, you can co-teach with a current Educator until you are comfortable. Do you love teaching? Do you have experience with financial services? Are you passionate about helping people better manage their finances? Are you eager to continue developing your skills as a financial educator? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please complete this online application to become an educator with the Maryland CASH Academy.


Volunteer Educator Alvin Carlos in 'Investment & Retirement' Class 

If you would like to work one on one with someone to help them achieve their financial goals, we will provide free training and help connect you to clients. 

If you would like to spread the word to your friends and neighbors about our free, in-person fact based financial education classes, you can help by posting our local flyers in your community centers, grocery stores, etc. as well as any online local calendar listings. Volunteer in your area and give only as much time as you are comfortable with. 



Become A Partner

Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Please contact us to inquire about partnership opportunities. 



If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class

If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, click here to send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like that class.



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Become a Partner

Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a ClassB

If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic,click hereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class.
 

SECOND ANNUAL FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND CAPABILITY AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY NONPROFIT MARYLAND CASH CAMPAIGN, MARYLAND COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION AND THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Awards highlight financial education achievements of
public school teachers and Community Champions statewide

Annapolis, Maryland. The nonprofit Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign, Maryland Council on Economic Education (MCEE), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Financial Education and Capability Awards. Awards will be highlighted during the regular 8pm session of the Maryland General Assembly on March 30, 2015 in Annapolis.

The Financial Education and Capability Awards Program highlights the dedication and success of public school teachers and community champions who deliver financial education. Financial education focuses on a range of financial management concepts and behaviors including budgeting, careers and income, credit, savings, financial decision-making, and understanding values and habits about money.

Read the Press Release here.

2015 Financial Education and Capability Award Winners:
• Florence Falatko, 5th Grade Teacher, Cromwell Valley Elementary School (Baltimore County), Elementary School Teacher Award
• Cheryl Crow, 8th Grade Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Specialist, Severna Park Middle School (Anne Arundel County), Middle School Teacher Award
• Susan Baudoin, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Parkdale High School (Prince Georges County), High School Teacher Award
• Steven Fennington, Vice President of Business Development, Frederick County Bank, Community Champion Award



Super Tax Day

Offers Free Tax Preparation, Other Resources to Qualified Residents
March 28th 2015

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue next to Gaithersburg High School.


Residents of Montgomery County earning less than $53,000 a year qualify for free income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. While appointments are taken at various locations throughout Montgomery County, several agencies are joining together to host Super Tax Day in Gaithersburg, an opportunity for residents to get free tax preparation and learn about other services and resources.

In addition to tax preparation and assistance with the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits, representatives will be on hand to assist with applications for SNAP (food assistance) and FAFSA (student aid). Housing counselors will also be available, and can assist with information about the Maryland Renters Tax Credit Program. Additionally, financial institutions with the Bank On Gaithersburg program can assist with opening low or no cost accounts in preparation for direct deposit of tax refunds.

Assistance with Schedule C & C-EZ will also be available for qualifying small business owners, contractors and the self-employed. Certain restrictions apply.

This event is sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg and its Bank On Gaithersburg program, Café Montgomery, the Montgomery County Community Action Agency, Maryland Cash Campaign, the Montgomery College Educational Opportunity Center, the Housing Initiatives Partnership, and Family Services, Inc.

For sign language and other special accommodations at this event, please call 240-777-1697, providing advance notice of at least three business days. For information about Montgomery County services call 311 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. For more information about Super Tax Day please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or call the Gaithersburg Community Services Division at 301-258-6395 x4.


For more information please click here



Maryland Financial Education Summit
Friday, April 24, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Co-hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Maryland CASH Campaign

Join us to discuss how we can help Maryland adults to have the skills and confidence to meet their financial goals.

Key questions:
What would it take to provide high quality, engaging financial education for adults in Maryland?
What would it take for financial education to lead to better outcomes for participants?

Who should attend this interactive Summit? Financial educators, organizations who provide financial education, and stakeholders who want to promote high quality financial education programs.

Invitation and Registration information will be forthcoming.

Please contact us with any questions at info@mdcash.org

Thanks to our MD Financial Education Summit Planning Team: Baltimore CASH Campaign, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond -Baltimore Branch, Housing Opportunities Commission, MakingChange, MD Council on Economic Education, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, and individual financial educators.















If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 
Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 
Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 

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The Maryland CASH Academy thanks the Connecticut Money School and Delaware Money School for website and program inspiration and insight.

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