USCM Awards D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser DollarWise Innovation Grant

On Thursday, May 4th The DollarWise Campaign and the Bank of America Foundation joined Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for her annual “InnoMAYtion” event at Carnegie Library. The event highlighted the city’s Aspire to Entrepreneurship program, which helps returning residents learn critical skills to start their own businesses after incarceration.

The DollarWise Campaign awarded Washington, D.C. and its Aspire program with a $10,000 2017 Innovation Grant to integrate financial education into the Aspire curriculum.

DollarWise congratulates Mayor Bowser and the Aspire to Entrepreneurship program for winning the DollarWise Innovation Grant and applauds them for their exceptional dedication and success.

Each year, the DollarWise Campaign provides three $10,000 grants to cities with innovative and replicable programs that integrate financial education into English as a Second Language, Public Housing, and Prisoner Re-entry initiatives.

DollarWise programming is made possible through sponsorship from the Bank of America Foundation.

For questions about the DollarWise Campaign, please contact DollarWise Program Manager James Kirby at jkirby@usmayors.org.

About the Author:

James Kirby is the Program Manager of The U.S. Conference of Mayors' DollarWise Campaign, and the Assistant Director of the Council on Metro Economies and the New American City.