We expand economic opportunity in the United States by equipping urban youth to believe in themselves, navigate the financial decisions of adulthood, and achieve financial prosperity. Our innovative model gets young people excited about making smart financial decisions and starts them down the path toward economic success – in turn, generating a financial ripple effect through families and entire communities.

  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Year Started: 2010
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • # of Employees: 3 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Ted Gonder

CEO and Co-founder

Ted Gonder is a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and the co-founding CEO of Moneythink, the only movement of young people restoring the economic health of the United States through preventative, transformative, and evidence-driven youth financial education. Since 2009, Moneythink has trained over 1000 college leaders to serve as financial mentors and college role models to over 9000 teenagers across 10 states. Prior to Moneythink, Ted served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, advising the Obama Administration on immigration policy for foreign entrepreneurs. Previously, he worked with the Kauffman Foundation and the Chilean government on transnational entrepreneurship initiatives, and published research on the topic through MIT Press and McKinsey. Ted got his start in social entrepreneurship leading a number of climate-change-related initiatives, including being appointed and serving as the student advisor to The Climate Project, founded by Al Gore.

  • Age: 27

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