Coalition for Debtor Education


Become a part of our organization as a volunteer teacher.If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carol O'Rourke. We'll notify you of the next training workshop which will be on May 11, from 6:00- 8:30 pm at Fordham Law School, 150 West 62nd St. @ Lincoln Center

To register:

or call 212-636-7752. The Coalition presents classes to thousands of consumers in NYC.  Ranging from high school students to senior citizens, we reach a broad range of New Yorkers with a specific focus on vulnerable populations. Our topics include basic budgeting, saving, managing credit and debt as well as information about student loans and what else you need to know before you enroll in college or trade school.

There's no need for a financial background, simply a passion for helping people navigate the increasingly complicated choices to manage personal finances.  Working with classes is fun and satisfying.  And teaching won't take up a lot of your time. We provide power-points, outlines, handouts, everything you need to present a class. Once you are trained, you volunteer for classes at your own convenience.  It's interesting and a great way to get out into the community and give back.
Have other skills?

 If you have a background as a writer, editor, corporate trainer, marketer, or are fluent in social media—or Spanish or Chinese— we could use your help too!

A conversation about debt. Nina Del Rio interview with Carol O'Rourke,on WLTW Lite FM. Broadcast October 19, 2014. P> 

We have started to develop a series of short videos on personal finance topics. Please contact us if you can offer some  help  Come join us!  RSVP to

NEWS of Interest

VOLUNTEER Volunteer to teach!  It's fun and doesn't take up a lot of your time. Other skills? Also, if you have a background as a writer, editor, corporate trainer, marketer, or are fluent in social media—or Spanish or Chinese—we can use your help. Contact to volunteer 
   DONATE If you want to give back, but don't have time to volunteer. Your donation will help support the classes the Coalition presents throughout the city.   Send a check or scroll down to the DONATE button on our home page.   The Coalition for Debtor Education, 150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 The Coalition for Debtor Education is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.