[ARCHIVED] P2PU Resources for Setting up an Initial Financial Literacy Program at a Local Library Branch

I came across p2pu from watching a Knight awards video about the collaboration with the Chicago Public Library. I am presently volunteering with OpenIDEO based out in San Francisco, and am working on a project to explore how libraries can be financial literacy hubs. It is a part of a challenge called, "How might we use the power of communities to financially empower those who need it most?” ( https://openideo.com/challenge/financial-empowerment-challenge/brief ) and I am specifically working on some ideas with the Oakland Public Library, https://openideo.com/challenge/financial-empowerment-challenge/ideas/public-libraries-as-financial-literacy-hubs-starting-locally-with-oakland-public-library.

I wanted to find out what curriculum, groups, classes, or experiences P2PU might have around financial empowerment which you could share.

I would also be interested in the status of the “Activating the public library as a physical infrastructure for online learning” proposal.


Hi @Trevor - Thanks for being in touch. We are just a week away from launching four courses in the Chicago area, which you can read more about here: http://chicago.p2pu.org/

I encourage you to look around for some free online courses in financial literacy and share them on our course page here on discourse. I think @katherine was just looking at one or two that perhaps she can share. If can find content that you are satisfied with then we’d be happy to share our experiences from this upcoming pilot with you. Good luck with the process!

hey @Trevor, I recently was checking out this course called “Finance for non-financial people” on Coursera. It’s part of a Career Readiness specialization. Not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but it might be a good place to start.