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.

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Become An Educator

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 an online application to become an educator with the Maryland CASH Academy.

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.

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 the class. 

2015 Financial Education Awards

The Maryland Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Campaign, Maryland Council on Economic Education, and the Maryland State Department of Education are pleased to announce the second annual Financial Education and Capability Awards.

The Financial Education and Capability Awards Program highlight the dedication and success of public school teachers and community champions. Recognition of public school teachers is tied to the Maryland State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education, which was created under the leadership of the Maryland State Department of Education and mandated for implementation in local school systems beginning in September of 2011.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
• Elementary School Teacher or Program
• Middle School Teacher or Program
• High School Teacher or Program
• Community Champion Award

Each award winner will receive a certificate and $1,000 in cash. Private funds were raised through OneMain Financial and The Woodside Foundation to provide four $1,000 awards.

Please fill out the below application by Feb. 20, 2015: 

Once you begin, you must complete the application. Paper copies of the survey are available by emailing
Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher or Program 

Community Champion

Printable Applications are available below:

2015 Financial Education Awards Application PDF

2015 Financial Education Awards Application Doc. 

Community Action Forum - Raise Your Voice

The Montgomery County Community Action Board will host a public forum and resource fair called Raise Your Voice! Poverty in Montgomery County on January 28th at 6 PM. The forum will be held at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. Attached, please find the flyer for this event.

The forum will include small focus groups about issues impacting the low-income community. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and recommendations about issues including housing, transportation, jobs, and child care. Free food and child care will be provided at this event.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register online or by calling the Community Action Agency at (240)777-1697.

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 and/or 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. 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 like to help your friends and neighbors find out 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. Click here for a brief online application.

 Thank You...

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


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