Coalition for Debtor Education



A conversation about debt. Nina Del Rio interview with Carol O'Rourke,on WLTW Lite FM. Broadcast October 19, 2014. NEXT TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER TEACHERS

November 20

6:00- 8:30 pm

Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd St at Lincoln Center

To register: orourke3@gmail.com or call 212-636-7752

Become a part of our organization as a volunteer teacher. The Coalition presents classes to thousands of consumers in NYC.  Ranging from high school students to senior citizens, we reach a broad range of New Yorkers with a specific focus on vulnerable populations. Our topics include basic budgeting, saving, managing credit and debt as well as information about student loans and what else you need to know before you enroll in college or trade school.

Come join us!  RSVP to orourke@law.fordham.edu
There's no need for a financial background, simply a passion for helping people navigate the increasingly complicated choices to manage personal finances.  Working with classes is fun and satisfying.  And teaching won't take up a lot of your time.We provide power-points, outlines, handouts, everything you need to present a class. Topics include among others: saving, budgeting, managing credit and debt, borrowing for college. Once you are trained, you volunteer for classes at your own convenience.  It's interesting and a great way to get out into the community and give back.
Have other skills?

 If you have a background as a writer, editor, corporate trainer, marketer, or are fluent in social media—or Spanish or Chinese—you can also help.

We have started to develop a series of short videos on personal finance topics. Please contact us if you can offer some  help  Contact orourke@law.fordham.edu to volunteer. 

NEWS of Interest


NEWS: The President of the Coalition, Barbara Kent, presented a powerful speech at the NY State Bar Association recently on the status of banks following the mortgage crisis. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Check out new  website:National College Finance Center  NCFC.ORG Whether you are planning to go back to school or you have student loans to pay off, this site provides a lot of resources of what to do next.     Also, don't forget the KNOW BEFORE YOU ENROLL program sponsored byt the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment (nyc.gov/ofe) VOLUNTEER Volunteer to teach!  It's fun and doesn't take up a lot of your time. Other skills? Also, if you have a background as a writer, editor, corporate trainer, marketer, or are fluent in social media—or Spanish or Chinese—we can use your help. Contact orourke@law.fordham.edu to volunteer 
  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  DONATE If you want to give back, but don't have time to volunteer. Your donation will help support the classes the Coalition presents throughout the city.   Send a check or scroll down to the DONATE button on our home page.   The Coalition for Debtor Education, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 The Coalition for Debtor Education is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.