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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$tart Coalition President Margaret Brooks went from being a high school dropout and a single mother of two children to leading a nonprofit that offers educational resources to help with financial literacy.   
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Margaret Brooks, president, Rhode Island Jump$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...
PHILANTHROPY BREAKFAST: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island chapter will hold its National Philanthropy Day breakfast on Nov. 22 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY RHODES ON THE PAWTUXET

Editor’s Choice: Powell to deliver keynote at Providence Chamber meeting

EDITOR’S CHOICE Honoring philanthropy THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING Professionals Rhode Island chapter will hold its National Philanthropy Day breakfast. The event will give recognition...
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.
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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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