Megan Kursik, Coordinator of Michigan Communities for Financial Empowerment

megan2Megan Kursik has served as CEDAM’s Coordinator for Michigan Communities for Financial Empowerment (MCFE) since October 2011. In this role, Megan works with city and county governments across Michigan to support implementation of local financial empowerment initiatives. These local initiatives promote financial education and counseling, access to safe and affordable banking products, opportunities to save and build assets and consumer protections. She also leads Show Me the Money Day, an annual event held across Michigan to kick off tax season by promoting access to financial information and savings tools.

Before taking her current position, Megan served as CEDAM’s Asset Building Policy Project (ABPP) AmeriCorps member (Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011), ABPP Research and Policy Associate (Sept. 2009-Aug. 2010) and ABPP Policy Intern (June 2009-Aug. 2009).

Megan holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Relations and Policy, with specializations in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy and Political Economy from James Madison College at Michigan State University. While at MSU, Megan competed on the Varsity Women’s Rowing Team, winning two Big Ten Championships, earning three varsity letters and two selections as a National Scholar Athlete.