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Rhode Island Jump$tart named 2020-21 State Coalition of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition has been named the 2020-21 State Coalition of the Year by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored is 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers in a virtual ceremony Aug. 20.

25 business leaders honored as PBN’s 2020 Leaders & Achievers

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five local business leaders were honored on Aug. 20 by Providence Business News for their career achievements as part of the publication’s...
AMERICAN DREAM: Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition President Margaret Brooks went from being a high school dropout and a single mother of two children to leading a nonprofit that offers educational resources to help with financial literacy.   
PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Margaret Brooks, president, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Margaret Brooks | President, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition MARGARET BROOKS IS A GREAT American success story. She went from...

PBN announces 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers honorees

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced its winners for its second annual 25 Leaders & Achievers Awards program honoring local business leaders. The individuals...
A childhood as one of nine children in a poor family taught Margaret Brooks the value of financial literacy early on. Now she is dedicated to helping young people in the region learn how to manage their financial lives.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Partnerships’ greater numbers create strength in message delivery

Margaret Brooks | Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition and Rhode Island Council for Economic Education president, Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University director Collaboration...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$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

Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also heads the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students, and is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and also heads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a subject she knows intimately. The fourth of nine children growing up...

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