Smart Money Initiative

Smart Money Initiative (formerly known as Money Smart Week) offers free financial literacy workshops, programs, and activities throughout the month of April. Originally known locally as Ca$h Coalition, Kishwaukee United Way partners with a community based committee, local financial experts, and DeKalb Public Library to offer dozens of programs each spring for kids, teens, adults, and retirees.

In 2021, all programs will be delivered virtually in part to the partnership of DeKalb Public Library. You can find a list of programs as they are scheduled here.

We aim to provide the financial literacy sessions the community desires and would like to build year-round engagement. If you’re interested in helping our community’s financial wellness, please contact Gretchen Sprinkle.