The Whatcom Dream


Upcoming Financial Literacy Classes 

Sept 18, 2017  Monday 6-730pm (10 week class)

Location: 2303 Moore St

 Bellingham, WA 98225

Call 360-319-3759 to register today!

Churches, businesses and agencies generously donate space for us to teach our classes, so class locations may differ, however, content is the same. Tuition is $60.00 per person. Scholarships are available as needed.

Classes at other times and locations will be added throughout the year, but have not been scheduled yet. Please keep checking our website for updates throughout the year.

All classes have same curriculum content.

Our Curriculum Includes:

  • Understanding Socio-Economic Differences
  • Money Memories & Beliefs
  • Cash, Communication & Conflict
  • Your True Core Values & Goals
  • Values Based Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Consumerism
  • Debt
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Home Ownership
  • Investing

For additional information please call us at 360-319-3759 or send email at

Other Services

  • One-on-One Private Financial Coaching 
    $25.00 per hour. Call 360-319-3759 for appointment.
  • Private Couples Financial Coaching
    $25.00 per hour. Call 360-319-3759 for appointment.

What is Your Poverty Culture IQ? (Presentation/Workshops)

Led by our Executive Director, Trudy Shuravloff.  Ideal workshop for those who seek to help and understand and help those in poverty. Two to three hours in length, but can be customized to special interest groups and various group sizes. Available on-site or at our location. Based on the Ruby Payne’s “Bridges Out of Poverty” curriculum. The Whatcom Dream is a certified trainer of Dr. Payne’s material. This workshop covers research/evidence based best practices for optimum outcomes when working with people who are/or were from North American poverty culture. Suggested donation of $300.00 for a three hour interactive for a group of 20. Call us to find out more!

The Community Toy Store
The Community Toy Store is a project designed to serve families that are having a difficult time financially during the Christmas season. The Toy Store accepts brand new toys, clothes, and gift cards and then sells them at least 75% off the original price to families in need.

If you are a current participant (or a past participant) of The Whatcom Dream program please call Trudy Shuravloff 360-319-3759 for a referral to the Toy Store.

Other helping agencies can refer people to the Toy Store as well. If you are currently participating in a local social service program, ask them to refer you. They can find out how by sending an email to

The Community Toy Store Coordinators are Molly Fogelsong and Kurt Ingram (pictured below). They can be contacted by email at: