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Tips for Ensuring Everyone Receives Their Economic Impact Payments

The National Community Action Partnership and the Consumer Financial Protection Board provide information about how to make sure customers in YOUR community access this important resource.

Resource Partnerships Matter: Funding A Whole Family Approach

CAP agencies are seeking information and ideas to secure funding for their whole family programs. This webinar is designed to provide information on how to identify and successfully secure those resources.

Fundamentals of Financial Capability, Human-Centered Design & Racial Economic Inequality

Prosperity Now’s Jennifer Medina and Brick by Brick Consulting’s Shenell Thompson discuss the fundamentals of financial capability, human-centered design and racial economic inequality. As a participant you can:

– Review the core components of financial capability and reflect on how your organization is supporting families in becoming more financially secure. – Become familiar with the human-centered design process and reflect on how it compares to your organization’s current approach to serving clients. – Learn about racial economic inequality in the United States and reflect on how current and historical policies and practices create disparities for households of color

The 2018 Version of Money Smart for Adults

The FDIC’s 2018 version of the instructor-led Money Smart for Adults curriculum was released in November 2018! This full replacement of the 2010 version provides instructors with practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources they can use to help participants manage their finances with confidence. The 14 new modules feature basic financial topics, and include updated information, and expanded content on topics such as mobile banking, creative ways to save money, and credit reports and scores.

Building Wealth Across Generations

Financial literacy is often thought of as a concept that only applies to adults. But what impact does the journey towards financial wellness have on families as a whole? Join us on September 19 to participate in a conversation with Prosperity Now around what Community Action Agencies can do to better implement financial capability services with whole families in mind. Hear from lessons learned from organizations in the field, and recommendations on best practices.

Forging Successful Partnerships In Financial Empowerment

This webinar discusses how Community Action Agencies can leverage their position within their communities to bring important external stakeholders to the table. Experts from Prosperity Now emphasize the importance of partnerships in financial empowerment programs, how to assess which programs might be a good fit for external referrals, and how to maintain client engagement once they are being served by an external partner.

Strengthening Support for Young Parents and Their Children: A Focus on Low-Income Rural and Suburban American Families

This report brings together several strands of emerging knowledge about today’s young parents and their children in rural and suburban poor areas. It examines current data about young parent families and the context of rural and suburban poverty, new information about child and young adult development, and new approaches for helping young parents. Promising work in several different rural and suburban communities, discovered through a national scan, illustrates creative approaches to serving these families that may inspire further innovation in other parts of the country.

Behind on Bills?

The tools are designed to help frontline staff working with families to coach them with how to better handle money emergencies, cut down on stress from mounting bills, and build your finances to where families want them to be.

Your Money Your Goals: Focus on Native Communities

This guide—Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on Native Communities—contains additional information, tips, and tools based on the wisdom of tribal staff and organizations that serve Native Communities.

Your Money Your Goals: Focus on People with Disabilities

This companion guide—Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on People with Disabilities —contains information, tips, and tools based on the insights from people with disabilities and from organizations that serve the disability community.

Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on Reentry

The Focus on Reentry companion guide is designed to complement the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit in ways that can help address the unique financial challenges facing individuals pre- and post–release from incarceration.

Critical Components in Financial Empowerment: An Annotated Guide

This toolkit features resources that have been selected for use by organizations looking to getting started with financial empowerment initiatives, as well as those seeking ways to strengthen and expand on work already being carried out in this area.

Paving The Way: A Roadmap For Organizations Partnering To Deliver Financial Capability Services

This brief explores four phases of the integration lifecycle—discover, design, implement and converge—with specific recommendations and shared lessons from the field for how others can take this planning approach or adapt it for their own purposes, particularly when working with partners to deliver services in their communities.

Workplace Financial Wellness Services: A Primer For Employers

With this primer, Prosperity NOW hopes to provide employers an overview of common workplace-based financial wellness services that can be tailored to serve the needs of lower-income workers.

An Introduction to Workplace Financial Wellness Services Infographic

This infographic, taken from Prosperity NOW’s Workplace Financial Wellness Services primer depicts just how much organizations stand to gain by helping their employees access financial wellness services.


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