JRP Project Completed: Financial Literacy at Door of Hope

Normally, our projects help nonprofits improve their operations and build their infrastructure. But one of our volunteers recently finished a project directly with formerly homeless families at Door of Hope (www.doorofhope.us). Ryan became a Chartered Financial Adviser last year and wanted to use his financial savvy to help people in need, in addition to his usual more affluent clients. Door of Hope provide wrap-around services for homeless families; families not only get transitional housing, but counseling, job coaching, tutoring for their kids, etc. As their get more stable lives, they also need to learn how to manage their money. Door of Hope had a good curriculum, but had trouble finding the right volunteer. Ryan was the perfect fit. He taught the class weekly from July through December and will probably teach the class again this spring. Door of Hope’s client gave the class excellent reviews saying that Ryan was “amazing, patient and pro-active” in addition to having just the right skills. Thanks to Ryan for sharing his expertise and passion, and good luck to all of the Door of Hope clients who now know how to manage their money as they transition to permanent housing and jobs!

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