The mission of United Methodist Women is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders, and advocate for justice. The United Methodist Women’s 2013 Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Offering, “Living Stewardship: Creating Financial Literacy,” will support financial literacy programs throughout the world. Grants of up to $25,000 will be provided to nonprofit groups and organizations that work to empower and educate their constituents through knowledge and development of financial literacy skills. Priority will be given to projects that build the capacity of persons to change their own situations and prioritize the involvement of women in project initiation, implementation, and evaluation. Funds can be requested to start a new project or to strengthen an ongoing program. The application deadline is June 3, 2013. Visit the United Methodist Women website to download the National or International application.
United Methodist Women: Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Offering
A first-rate education, includes civic responsibility as well as academic preparation.... With the right programs in place, our schools can provide a wonderful opportunity for students to come together and learn the skills that will keep our democracy strong.
-Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education