Money Matters was founded in 2009 by Rachelle Burns and a group of stakeholders in the direct response to the housing market crash and recession. Students were being evicted, defaulting on loans, and struggling to stay in college. There was an issue that needed to be addressed and a group of stakeholders were determined to solve the alarming crisis. That’s why in 2010, a standing committee was formed. Their dedication to helping theses students went unmatched. Numerous activities, workshop, and modules were administered to the students. The committee also started the yearly Money Matters event which is recognized by many locally and across the world. The program went beyond helping just students and later started providing resources within the community. Financial literacy is an important element that every student must understand. The goal is not only for our students to succeed academically, but to also succeed financially. Making smart financial decisions now be a great benefit for them in the future.