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Curtis Singleton is Founder and Executive Director of Change 4a Dollar, a leading Financial Literacy organization based in Philadelphia. With over 12 years of experience in business management and nonprofit building, Curtis' entrepreneurial spirit has yet to diminish. He founded his first 501(c) organization in 2004, which progressively adopted a financial literacy focus and the widely identifiable moniker it is known as today, Change 4a Dollar. In his service as Executive Director, Curtis is responsible for all aspects of the organization, which includes envisioning the strategy, implementation, and innovation required to put Change 4a Dollar on the forefront of youth advocacy.


With an extensive track record of incorporating his business knowledge with his executive experience, Curtis has irrefutable proficiency in management of both the nonprofit and corporate business sectors. His professional qualifications and entrepreneurial achievements have solidified Curtis' position as an expert in his field, and has enabled him to put forth the vision he has set for Change 4a Dollar. Curtis' strong felt devotion and advocacy towards youth empowerment is reflected in his continuous work at Change 4a Dollar. The Afterschool Enrichment Program, C4D's longest running component, has recently experienced exponential growth within few years of its existence. Emerging as a homework assistance program with only a few students at a partnering charter school, The Afterschool Enrichment Program has blossomed into a premier resource for both school administrators, community organizations, and families. In the past year, the Enrichment Program boasted about 200 students and implementation within five public and charter schools throughout all of Philadelphia, with more prospective partnerships soon to come.

Curtis has been recognized for his contributions to Financial Literacy and the advancement of Philadelphia youth education within his community.


Milestones regarding community partnerships involve notable corporations such as the Bank of Philadelphia, Operation Hope, PNC Bank, Wells Fargo, and Junior Achievement. His outstanding advancements in these areas have since been acknowledged and applauded, including being awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year from City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson in 2011. Change 4a Dollar has received accolades for Economic Development in S & SW Philadelphia from Universal Transfers, Inc. in 2012 and the Hometown Hero Award at Philadelphia 76ers basketball game for service to the community in 2013.


Curtis holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration degree with Finance minor. As a native of North Philadelphia, Curtis has a particularly strong bond with the city in which he serves. Currently residing in the Overbrook area, he currently enjoys maintaining his sense of balance between work and home with his wife and three children.

Change 4a Dollar Our mission is to provide grade-school youth the support to strengthen their life skills, together with the access to resources necessary to achieve optimal academic success and personal development.

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