Financial Education Services

The Financial Education Services pages serve as a repository of organizations in Maine providing financial education resources, presentations, or workshops.  You may search for organizations in your county or statewide.

 

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Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel

Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel provides financial literacy classes to both students and community members.


Location:
Kennebunk, ME 
http://kennebunk.maineadulted.org/
Contact: Stacey Kalil
207-985-1116
skalil@rsu21.net



Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Bonny Eagle Adult Education offers a variety of educational workshops and information on buying a home, using Quickbooks for business and personal use, on financial aid opportunities for college, and financial and retirement planning. Register by calling (207) 929-9185 or on-line at www.sad6.maineadulted.org. Se habla español.


Location:
Buxton, ME 
http://www.sad6.maineadulted.org
Contact: Linda Winton
207-929-9185
lwinton@bonnyeagle.org



CEI

CEI offers financial literacy courses and one-on-one financial coaching for low-income adults. CEI also offers an Individual Development Account program for refugees and asylees who qualify. CEI’s resources are offered in several languages other than English.


Location:
Wiscasset, ME 
http://www.ceimaine.org
Contact: Jill Lorom
207-882-5186
jml@ceimaine.org



Central Maine Credit Union

Central Maine Credit Union offers financial education presentations to high school classes as well as one-on-one counseling to credit union members.


Location:
Lewiston, ME 
http://www.centralmainecu.com
Contact: Vicki Stuart
207-783-1475
vstuart1@centralmainecu.com



Finance Authority of Maine

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) offers a variety of free resources, tools, and classroom curriculum designed to assist students, parents, and educators with understanding the important elements of successful money management. FAME will also provide presentations upon request on a variety of financial education topics and the Get a Life game. FAME provides resources in Acholi, Arabic, Khmer, Nuer, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Somali, and Spanish among other languages.


Location: 5 Community Dr
Augusta, ME  04330-8087
http://www.famemaine.com
Contact: Mary Dyer
(207) 620-3556
mdyer@famemaine.com



Girl Scouts of Maine

Girl Scouts of Maine offers a financial empowerment curriculum for Girl Scout members, serving girls K-12 throughout the state of Maine. The curriculum gives girls the opportunity to build their business savvy and hone their financial literacy skills. Materials are intended for purchase by Girl Scout members but may also be purchased by the general public.


Location:
Bangor, ME 
http://www.girlscoutsofmaine.org
Contact: Samantha Lott Hale
207-989-7474
shale@gsmaine.org



Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates classroom specialists deliver financial literacy as a component of their regular curriculum to middle and high school students. Additionally, JMG manages the Opportunity Passport program, a financial literacy and matched savings program for youth in foster care ages 14-26. JMG will also provide workshops upon request.


Location:
Augusta, ME 
http://www.jmg.org
Contact: Debbie Bechard
207-620-7180 ext. 212
dbechard@jmg.org



Junior Achievement of Maine

Junior Achievement of Maine, Inc. is a local non-profit organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. In partnership with businesses and educators, JA brings the real world to Maine students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. With help from our dedicated volunteers, JA students put the lessons they learn into action, and help strengthen their community.


Location:
Portland, ME 
http://www.jamaine.org
Contact: Steve Mortimer
207-347-4333
smortimer@jamaine.org



Key Bank

Key Bank offers free workshops and presentations regarding budgeting, credit, setting financial goals, as well as other topics related to money management. Key Bank also provides an online money management self-assessment and education tool that is available in both English and Spanish. Interested educators or community members may contact Key Bank to learn more about scheduling a workshop or presentation.


Contact: Charlie Kennedy
207-874-7296
ACharles_Kennedy@KeyBank.com



Lawrence Adult Education

Lawrence Adult Education offers workshops pertaining to paying for college, including FAFSA completion. Toolkits about college are also distributed.


Location:
Fairfield, ME 
Contact: Deb Bomaster
207-453-4200 x3115
dbomaster@msad49.org



Machias Savings Bank

Machias Savings Bank offers financial literacy classes upon request. Machias Savings Bank also offers online portals through EverFi for high school juniors and seniors as well as curriculum through American Bankers Association for students K-12. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting resources, are made available to bank customers.


Location:
Machias, ME 
http://www.machiassavings.com
Contact: Melissa Moffett
207-255-9266
mmoffett@machiassavings.com



Maine Adult Education Association

Maine Adult Education Association oversees member Adult Education programs throughout Maine and may be contacted for information about programs specific to an area.


Location:
Greenwood, ME 
http://www.maineadulted.org
Contact: Cathy Newell
207-875-2722
info@maineadulted.org



Maine Bankers Association

Maine Bankers Association supports member banks by bringing financial literacy training to their local communities and informing communities about existing programs. An educator seeking financial literacy curriculum or content may contact Maine Bankers Association, which will then help the educator contact a local banker.


Location:
Portland, ME 
http://www.mainebankers.com
Contact: Pamela Green
207-791-8412
pgreen@mainebankers.com



Maine Credit Union League

The Maine Credit Union League coordinates Financial Fitness-Money Management Experience Fairs for high school students statewide. The Maine Credit Union League also provides curriculum resources for teachers, including FoolProof. Resources are available in Spanish, French, and several African languages.


Location:
Westbrook, ME 
http://www.mainecul.org
Contact: Jon Paradise
207-773-5671
jparadise@mainecul.org



Maine Department of Education

Maine Department of Education provides information regarding resources and professional development opportunities via posts in the DOE Newsroom and several cross-content area ListServs and newsletters. The Social Studies Specialist serves as a liaison to the Maine Jump$tart Coalition and maintains contacts with various financial literacy related organizations at the national level. The Department provides a list of resources (which includes lesson plans and curriculum) for consideration by educators.


Contact: Kristie Littlefield
207-624-6828
kristie.littlefield@maine.gov



Maine Education Services

Maine Education Services (MES) is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote access to higher education for all Maine students. The organization's goal is to ensure success in college and beyond by providing free college planning and preparation materials, financial literacy tools, as well as transitional support and career exploration. MES assists families in understanding the full cost of college and show ways to compare schools to make the best choices for students financially and academically. Their resources teach ways to borrow less to set the foundation for a financially responsible future and offer information on college scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.


Location:
Portland, ME 
http://www.mesfoundation.org
Contact: Kate Leveille
207-400-3003
kleveille@mesfoundation.org



Maine Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP), Personal Financial Counselor (PFC)

The Maine Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP), Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) works with military service members and families to provide workplace training and presentations, individual counseling, and other financial resources.


Location:
Augusta, ME 
Contact: Gayle Rose  Martinez
207-274-3987
maine.pfc@gmail.com



Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

The mission of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is to improve the financial knowledge of Maine citizens, with a special focus on pre-K through college students, including adult learners. Working collaboratively, the Coalition seeks to increase awareness and provide training and support to Maine educators while also promoting educational resources and fostering communication among agencies and individuals who provide financial education to Maine families. Our members are individuals and organizations who recognize and support the lifetime benefits of personal financial education, including government agencies, financial institutions, corporations, teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, adult educators, not-for-profits, parents and students. We are a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.


Location: PO Box 5024
Augusta, ME  04332-5024
http://jumpstart.org/states-maine.html
Contact: Mary Dyer
207-620-3556
mdyer@famemaine.com



Maine Office of Securities

The Maine Office of Securities disseminates financial literacy information regarding wise and safe investing in addition to providing presentations to students and seniors upon request.


Location:
Gardiner, ME 
http://www.investors.maine.gov
Contact: Lindsay Laxon
207-624-8551
Lindsay.J.Laxon@maine.gov



Maine State Housing Authority

MaineHousing supports non-profit organizations that deliver housing counseling services to underserved populations: elderly, rural, Native American, people with disabilities, and the homeless. MaineHousing also supports hoMEworks homebuyer education classes, provides buying and rental housing presentations upon request, and supports the delivery of financial literacy education to immigrant and refugees in English and other languages.


Location:
Augusta, ME 
http://www.mainehousing.org
Contact: Debra King-Johnson
207-626-4670
dkjohnson@mainehousing.org



Merrymeeting Adult Education

Merrymeeting Adult Education provides classroom presentations and individual counseling pertaining to college transitions and filling out the FAFSA to individuals living in Northern Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.


Location:
Topsham, ME 
http://www.merrymeeting.org
Contact: Diana McCain
207-729-7323
mccaind@link75.org



Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education serves the greater Waterville area. We offer College Transitions to assist students with the transition to college. We offer FAFSA and application completion with our academic advisor. We also offer basic math classes focused on financial literacy, as a more functional option for students.


Location: 1 Brooklyn Ave
Waterville, ME  04901-5351
http://midmaine.maineadulted.org/
Contact: Susan Tuthill
207-873-5754
stuthill@aos92.org



MSAD 11 Adult Education

MSAD 11 Adult Education offers workshops on money management, retirement planning, and financial literacy.


Location:
Gardiner, ME 
http://www.msad11.maineadulted.org
Contact: Melinda Gilman
207-582-3774
mgilman@msad11.org



New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

New Dimensions Federal Credit Union provides classroom presentations, handouts, and curriculum for students K-12. New Dimensions FCU also offers an online financial literacy portal designed for children and young adults. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting resources, are made available to credit union members.


Location:
Waterville, ME 
http://www.newdimensionsfcu.com
Contact: Ryan Poulin
207-872-2771
rpoulin@newdimensionsfcu.com



Noble Adult and Community Education

Noble Adult and Community Education offers checking, banking, and financial literacy skills as part of an ESOL class. A 45 hour financial literacy course is mandatory as part of the high school diploma program. Noble Adult and Community Education also offers the general public workshops on basic finance, retirement, and budgeting.


Location: 388 Somersworth Road
North Berwick, ME  03906
http://www.noble.maineadulted.org



Norway Savings Bank

Norway Savings Bank (NSB) is a member of the FDIC’s Money Smart Alliance offering instructor-led financial education workshops for consumers, as well as aspiring or existing small business owners. The Money Smart curriculum is available to elementary school age children, young adults and adults. Money Smart for Small Business was developed jointly by FDIC and SBA and provides participants – persons without formal business training – a basic understanding of the financial aspects of running a small business. NSB participates in the American Bankers Association Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest – a unique national competition that encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of savings and inspire others to become lifelong savers. The NSB website includes The Resource Center where consumers can find practical advice on some of the most important financial decisions like buying a car, a home, starting a business, managing finances, paying for college or planning for retirement.


Location: 261 Main St
Norway, ME  04268-5915
www.norwaysavingsbank.com
Contact: Gail McBride
1-888-725-2207
gmcbride@norwaysavingsbank.com



Portland Housing Authority

The Portland Housing Authority provides budgeting and financial tools for low income residents who receive a housing subsidy.


Location:
Portland, ME 
http://www.porthouse.org
Contact: Joni Boissonneault
207-773-4753 x8265
jboissonneault@porthouse.org



Region 9 Adult Education

Region 9 Adult Education offers financial aid nights that are open to the public as well as individual resources and classroom presentations.


Location:
Mexico, ME 
http://www.region9.maineadulted.org
Contact: Nancy Allen
207-364-2012
nancyallen@region9school.org



RSU 16 Adult Education

RSU 16 Adult Education offers financial literacy classes for adults as part of community enrichment offerings. A small fee of up to $10 may be charged depending on the course offering.


Location:
Mechanic Falls, ME 
http://mechanicfalls.maineadulted.org
Contact: Jenny  Rose
207-345-3217
rsu16adulted@rsu16.org



Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Scarborough Adult Learning Center provides college information to all GED and Adult High School Diploma students upon earning their credential. In addition, financial literacy information, college transition classes, and Accuplacer Testing are offered at the Center.


Location:
Scarborough, ME 
http://scarborough.maineadulted.org/
Contact: Joan Tremberth
207-730-5040
jtremberth@scarborough.k12.me.us



United Way of Greater Portland, CA$H Greater Portland

CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), managed by United Way of Greater Portland, is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability. Through community and workplace outreach, these partnerships encourage individuals and families in Cumberland County to find ways to make the most of their money—increase their income and build savings—by utilizing free workshops, financial education tools, and free income tax preparation events. CA$H Greater Portland serves all of Cumberland County with the exception of Brunswick and Harpswell. Interested individuals may also visit www.cashgp.org.


Location:
Portland, ME 
http://www.unitedwaygp.org
Contact: Nicole Evans
207-874-1000
nevans@unitedwaygp.org



United Way of Mid-Maine-Central Maine CASH Coalition

The United Way of Mid-Maine facilitates free tax preparation services to low income individuals and families in Northern Kennebec, Somerset, and Western Waldo Counties through the Central Maine CASH Coalition.


Location:
Waterville, ME 
http://www.unitedwaymidme.org
Contact: Tina Chapman
207-873-0686
tchapman@unitedwaymidme.org



University of Maine Cooperative Extension

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension supports and provides the National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program and curriculum that teachers and schools may use. Resources are also available in Spanish.


Location:
Skowhegan, ME 
http://www.extension.umaine.edu
Contact: Debra Kantor
207-474-9622
debra.kantor@maine.edu



Women, Work, and Community

WWC offers free classes in personal money management, career planning, and small business planning. Individual appointments are also available. Open to men and women of all ages and backgrounds.


Location: UMA 46 University Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
http://womenworkandcommunity.org/
Contact: Jean Dempster
207-621-3434
dempster@maine.edu



York Adult Education

York Adult Education works one on one with students and makes referrals to agencies and organizations in addition to holding FAFSA and budgeting workshops.


Location:
York, ME 
http://www.yorkadulteducation.org
Contact: Katie Schindler
207-363-7922
kschindler@yorkschools.org