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by Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woodard [VIDEO] 

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by Carmen Rojas & Marian Urquilla on Mar 22, 2012

Scale Pathways: Bringing Asset-Building Products & Services to Scale 

This paper is aimed at generating discussion among funders and practitioners on approaches necessary for scaling innovative approaches to expanding savings opportunities in low-income communities.

Blog Post Monique Woodard on Jul 11, 2019

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Capital for the New Majority with Monique Woo… 

Blog Post Stefanie Thomas on Jun 27, 2019

Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 14, 2017

#BensTake: Three Truths that will Spark Urgency in the Post-Truth Environment 

There’s much work to be done to rebuild a dynamic economy that creates equitable opportunities for all Americans. To do so, we first need an understanding of the challenges that’s grounded in truth a…

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Through the Eyes of Wakanda: On Screen Lessons for Off Screen Impact 

The seeds of a dynamic black future already exist within the minds of those among us—as long as, together, we are willing to step forward and author it.

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Jan 17, 2017

No Justice Without Economic Justice: #BensTake on the Legacy of Martin Luther K… 

Martin Luther King knew what we at Living Cities have come to recognize over the course of our work: that racial inequality and economic inequality in this country cannot be overcome in isolation.

Blog Post Brandee McHale on Sep 22, 2016

Philanthropy’s Moment: Enabling and Protecting the Financial Futures of America… 

Three principles can help philanthropy create financial stability for the futures of American families.

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Mainstreaming Social Innovation With the Public Sector: Ben Hecht 

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Aug 11, 2015

#BensTake: Asset Building and the Path to a "Universal Fix" to Poverty 

To break cycles of poverty, we need to double-down on how we help people to build their assets, thinking beyond homeownership, to develop new asset-building strategies that increase wealth and transf…

Blog Post Ben Hecht on Feb 26, 2015

#BensTake: It’s the Economy (and The Future of Our Democracy), Stupid 

A landmark 1997 study exposed the racial wealth gap. In the past 20 years, has anything changed?

Blog Post Nadia Owusu & Sherrie Deans on Oct 3, 2013

When Families can Save, College is Not Just a Dream: It’s a Plan 

For low-income children, savings accounts and financial education can be vital in terms of attaining a college degree.

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Municipal Innovation 

Supporting a movement towards local government that is nimble, collaborative and data driven.

Blog Post Michael Bloomberg on Apr 26, 2012

Improving Financial Stability in America’s Cities 

One of the most effective ways that government can fight poverty is to help individuals and families prepare for and manage financial distress – when a job disappears, or wages are cut, or the bills …

Blog Post Carmen Rojas on Apr 13, 2012

Scaling Asset Building through Social Service Systems 

We are convinced that if asset-building efforts are to reach scale, part of the answer will rest with the ability of practitioners to institutionalize the asset building framework and practice within…

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Carmen Rojas