Working In Support of Education (W!se)
- Children & Youth
- Computers & Technology
- Education & Literacy
Location227 East 56th Street, Suite 201New York, NY 10022 United States
Working In Support of Education (WISE) is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing services and programs that prepare students for college and the work place with programs that focus on real world learning opportunities, applied learning and financial literacy Founded in 1999 by Phyllis Frankfort, a well-known educator and education policy advisor, WISE helps schools and teachers design, implement and fund programs which engage students, providing real-world opportunities that enhance students' academic experience, and help prepare them for college and the workplace. Wise prepares students for challenges outside the classroom; Ø leadership and civic engagement, Ø financial literacy and responsibility, and Ø college and the work place.
WISE programs and initiatives include: · The Quality of Life Innovations, a project-based learning exercise designed to provide real-world opportunities for students and empower them to make a difference. Under the program, students develop research-based proposals to address particular social issues in their communities, plans to improve the "Quality of Life" in their city. The program culminates in a scholarship competition for students. · The W!se Institute for Lifelong Learning, a model school-corporate community partnership. The Institute provides a college-like seminar series offered once per week for students; administers an extensive workplace skills development program; designs learning resources, and raises funds for student scholarships. · The New York Financial Literacy Coalition, formed in 2000, brings together corporate leaders from finance and banking, non-profit organizations, teachers, school administrators, and parents with one common goal: promoting financial literacy among young adults. The Coalition works to promote awareness, finance-related programs, conferences, curricula, and teacher training.