Earn to Learn FL™ (ETLFL), a 501(c)3 nonprofit who envisions a world without barriers to higher education, announces that it has received Candid’s (formerly GuideStar) coveted Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Candid is the world’s largest source of nonprofit data and this designation demonstrates that ETLFL is an organization focused on measuring  progress and results in order to provide current and potential funders accurate and detailed information. The designation is only awarded to charities illustrating the highest level of responsible fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“We are so proud to earn this recognition from Candid,” said Brenda Tate, CEO of Earn to Learn FL.  “Our team works tirelessly to maintain a transparent and efficient organization while ensuring the highest possible portion of our budget goes to empowering income-challenged students in Florida to earn college degrees and professional certifications with little or no debt. We do this through matched savings scholarships, personal finance training, and peer coaching. It’s a formula for student success that works.”

For more information about Earn to Learn FL, please visit EarntoLearnFL.org or email Brenda Tate at Brenda@EarntoLearnFL.org.

About Earn to Learn FL

Earn to Learn FL (ETLFL), formed in 2011, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower income challenged students to successfully complete college.

ETLFL has developed based on three core tenets:

1.       Matched Savings for Education: Students and their families who income-qualify are eligible to deposit up to $500 into an ETLFL savings account each year. Their savings are then matched 8:1 by ETLFL. This brings the combined available funds for financial assistance paid directly to an academic institution up to $4,500 per academic year. The funds are used for tuition, books, fees and other approved educational related expenses.

2.       Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success: ETLFL trains and deploys AmeriCorps members to coach income challenged students in the areas of postsecondary access, personal finance training, and career planning. Coaches support student preparation and success strategies to successfully pursue their higher education.

3.       Personal Finance Training: ETLFL provides a dynamic online personal finance training program designed to produce measurable and meaningful outcomes for students and coaches.