Save a Penny
Providing finical education for homeless people
By giving Save a Penny $500,000 you will be helping homeless people learn financial literacy skills so they can create a better future for themselves and for their family. About 1.35 million children are also homeless and by teaching their parents strong financial skills it can passed on to the next generation (nationalhomelessness.org). One of the leading causes in lack of job security, so by educating more and more people about financial literacy there will be a need for more people to teach about this causing an increase in jobs. Save a Penny would take the $500,000 in two ways. First, a portion would be used as the income for the financial counselors so they can offer their services for free. Second, we would go into homeless shelters and set up a weekly class for the people living there. Once they pass a three month class and have the tools they need to be financially responsible Save a Penny would give them $1000 to jump start their financial plan. The catch with that is they need to have monthly meeting with a financial counselor for a year to show they are being financially responsible.
Political Analysis: Since Save a Penny is a voluntary organization and are working to have people become independent it would fall under the conservative side. The end goal is for people to become financial independent and not become homeless again.
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"Why Are People Homeless?" National Coalition for the Homeless. The National Coalition for the Homeless, 1 July 2009. Web. 17 Jan. 2016. <http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/>.