Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a subject she knows intimately. Brooks grew up in Warwick, one of nine children in a poor family. Food, clothing and other basics were often tough to come by. Her…

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