Financial Literacy

Economic Empowerment

The imbalance in female earnings is real: according to a recent report, for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 82 cents. Closing that gap is one of the YWCA’s most important goals, and, to that end, the YWCA helps over 100,000 women annually gain independence through economic empowerment programs. YWCAs offer financial literacy training, from budget basics to retirement planning. With the support of the Allstate Foundation, every YWCA in the country has been provided with a financial literacy course: “The Allstate Moving Ahead through Financial Management Curriculum.” The course includes tools and information designed to empower victims of domestic violence and people of all incomes to be self-sufficient with their finances.  Learn more.