Who We Are
Financial Institutions, business leaders, schools, government agencies, non-profits and other community members are working on strategies to accomplish this coalition’s goal, “Community members learn skills to become financially independent.” The coalition has been researching financial programming and other coalitions from around the state. In addition to this research, the coalition has also invited programs that provide financial stability resources/education here in our community to the table for this work. Throughout 2018, the coalition will be working on the following items in order as they have been identified by the coalition to get us closer to achieving our goal:
- Increase education (Personal Finance)
- Increase awareness of Finances, advocacy and this coalition
- Increase awareness of Financial-based education/ Educational resources already available in our community
- Increase participation of community at coalition meetings
- Increase Financial Rights (knowing what your rights are, Ex: if there is an issue with your credit history, what you can do to fix it)
- Increase participation/attendance for Financial-based education/resources already available in our community
Anyone in the community who has an interest in the work of this coalition is always encouraged and invited to join us for this work.
Did You Know...
- The South Wood County Financial Stability Coalition organized a week’s worth of free programming to the community during national “Money Smart Week” in April 2017.
- Financial institutions, non-profits, municipalities financial coaches, and local schools are working together to come up with strategies for community members to learn skills to become financially independent.
- United Way of Wisconsin published the A.L.I.C.E. (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) report in the summer of 2016 to provide awareness of the financial stress that working families around the state face.