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Melissa Grober-Morrow

Areas of Expertise: Financial Capability, Financial Coaching, VITA, Matched Savings, Volunteerism

Melissa Grober-Morrow is CFED’s Director of Savings and Financial Capability, where she oversees a team seeking solutions to building financial stability. The team’s work includes technical assistance and resource development for organizations working to help low-income households build wealth and become financially secure. Melissa has more than 10 years of experience helping families manage their finances and save money. Prior to joining CFED, Melissa was Senior Director of Economic Opportunity Programs at Points of Light, where she launched the Financial Opportunity Corps, a national AmeriCorps VISTA-led volunteer financial coaching program. Melissa also managed a volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program in New York City that annually served more than 6,500 low-income families, connected them with credit union services, and tested incentivized savings products. Melissa also draws upon her 10+ years of experience in volunteer management to strengthen financial capability services in the field. Melissa holds an M.P.A. from New York University and a B.A. in psychological and brain sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Sep 14, 2016

Three Things to do About Integrating Financial Capability

How can government agencies make it easier for programs to implement proven and effective strategies? Based on our work over the past several years, here are our recommendations on key steps government agencies can take today!

Aug 15, 2016

The 4 Things We’ve Learned about Integrating Financial Capability

After more than three years of work supported by the Asset Initiative Partnership, here’s what we know.

Apr 18, 2016

Celebrating the 90,000 Volunteers that Give Life to Community Tax Programs

Volunteers are usually the first ones to say that they are grateful to VITA for the opportunity to serve others. Here are five ways to say "thank you."

Nov 19, 2015

When It Comes to Building Youth Financial Capability, Just Say YES

Developing healthy financial habits early on helps young people better access services and products that can help them save, invest and build credit.

Aug 25, 2015

Love and Marriage: How to Find the Right Partners for Financial Capability Integration

You want to start offering financial capability services in your community. So, in the words of Tina Turner, what's love got to do with it?

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