Professor, Human Development and Relationships, Educator
Financial Security Work:
Iowa County families have financial resources but many of them are also facing challenges. They are also eager to learn. Schriefer’s primary work in Iowa County will focus on responding to those interests and needs related to financial well-being with education and partnerships that intended to enhance the ability of individuals and families to manage their resources and support their families. Ruth’s educational outreach has included a focus on support for families and family serving agencies in Iowa County with an emphasis on individual and family financial capability. Two key projects have included working with the Family Financial Security Team on the Money $mart in Head Start project and with the Southwest Wisconsin Community Action program to provide financial education for Work-n-Wheels clients.