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  • Bay Area: Integration Matters: Integrating Financial Security into Workforce Development Programs | Asset Funders Network
    economic stability and employment is circular While employment can reduce financial instability instability may make it more difficult for job seekers to find and keep jobs In 2015 the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act included a new provision that offers service providers the opportunity to play a critical role in ensuring youth and adults have the chance to develop critical financial literacy and financial capability skills that enhance their ability to attain and maintain employment and turn their work into economic stability To catalyze integration that can bolster your own workforce outcomes we invite you to attend this two day Integrating Financial Security into Workforce Development Programs about the program During this two day interactive session we will explore ways to integrate asset building activities into workforce development programs and practice financial coaching skills designed to address client concerns around money issues Saundra Davis a national leader in Financial Capacity and Coaching will provide attendees with a rich day of learning and cross sector exchange DAY ONE Money Matters Participants will learn how to assess the clients need for financial education counseling and coaching and learn how to use the most appropriate intervention We will discuss financial topics and ways to use various tools to help clients develop their own personal financial plan DAY TWO Practice Makes Perfect Good Programming Helps too On the second day we will practice financial coaching skills and discuss strategies for successfully embedding financial coaching from single elements to whole programs within workforce development efforts event details DATE Monday Tuesday May 2 3 from 9 30am 3 00pm WHAT S PROVIDED We will provide lunch and training materials for 2 3 members of your team WHERE East Bay Community Foundation 200 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland CA 94612 BONUS Attendees will be invited to participate

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/bay-area-integration-matters (2016-05-01)
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  • Webinar: A Decade Is Too Long: Short-Term Outcome Measures for Childrens’ Savings Accounts | Asset Funders Network
    Director Center on Assets Education and Inclusion University of Kansas Lawrence Kansas Anthony Poore Deputy Director Regional and Community Outreach Federal Reserve Bank of Boston DATE Wednesday May 4 2016 TIME 1 00 pm EST LENGTH 60 minutes Click here to register Children s Savings Accounts CSAs are springing up all around the country Many begin with very young children at birth or kindergarten age Research shows that interventions of many kinds are most effective in early formative years Therefore initiating CSAs for the youngest makes a lot of sense Beginning with the youngest also poses challenges Funders are investing based on research that suggests positive effects of a child having savings early children and their families see themselves as destined for college and are more likely to attend and complete At the same time waiting more than a decade to measure actual impact is problematic Funders and other stakeholders seek feasible and informative benchmarks to measure success in a shorter time frame Earlier measures could also inform real time modifications in project design to maximize achievement of the long term objectives The New England Children s Savings Account Consortium facilitated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is releasing a report that addresses this need for earlier measurement AFN is pleased to partner with the Consortium and the Boston Federal Reserve to introduce discussion of this important question for the CSA field Join us Wednesday May 4 1 00 pm EST as William Elliott Founding Director Center on Assets Education and Inclusion University of Kansas Lawrence Kansas outlines a model for interim measures This session provides a first engagement with the proposed measures and an opportunity to discuss them with the author Anthony Poore Deputy Director Regional and Community Outreach Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will provide context for

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/a-decade-is-too-long (2016-05-01)
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  • Funder Roundtable: Promising Models for Children’s Savings Accounts - May 11, 2016 | Dallas, TX | Asset Funders Network
    are already funding CSAs or just interested in learning more join us Funders are also welcome to attend the lunch on May 11 and the rest of the summit through May 12 Learn about the progress of new CSA efforts around the country with a special focus on college savings pilots in Richardson and Pflugerville supported by OpportunityTexas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Gain a deeper understanding of opportunities and challenges in the growing CSA field and insights about where the work is headed Join colleagues to discuss models and platforms for defining and achieving CSA goals and philanthropy s role in adapting to different resource environments Delve into what it takes to sustain and grow existing CSAs and to support emerging CSA partnerships and programs WHO SHOULD ATTEND Texas funders and their municipal or other public partners interested in initiating or expanding Children s Saving Accounts National state and community funders with an interest in CSAs as a strategy to support economic opportunity for children and families AGENDA 9 00 a m Welcome Introductions 9 20 a m Panel 1 Building Financial Success at School A briefing of Texas CSA for college pilots and a discussion with stakeholders about what s working and where challenges remain Laura Rosen OpportunityTexas Coordinator Center for Public Policy Priorities Kirstyn Hart Dobie Primary School Principal Richardson Independent School District Woody Widrow Executive Director RAISE Texas 10 20am Networking Break 10 30a m Panel 2 Funder to Funder Discussion Discussion of the challenges and opportunities in moving CSA initiatives forward and where philanthropy can play a catalytic role Speakers will talk about overcoming local or statewide constraints to spur innovation test designs and learn replication Dennis Campa Associate Director State Policy Reform and Advocacy Annie E Casey Foundation Doug Inman Executive Director Portland

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/funders-roundtable-raise-texas-2016 (2016-05-01)
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  • Little Rock: Arkansas Asset Funders Network Meeting - Save the Date! | Asset Funders Network
    Mobility Network AFN Members AFN Regional Chapters Bay Area Metropolitan Chicago North Texas Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Little Rock Arkansas Asset Funders Network Meeting Save the Date Little Rock Arkansas Asset Funders

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/little-rock-arkansas-asset-funders-network-meeting-save-the-date (2016-05-01)
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  • AFN Member Event - Webinar: Financial Coaching Census - Results Preview | Asset Funders Network
    from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Join AFN Membership Options Membership FAQ Membership Form Connect AFN Events Past Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect AFN Member Event Webinar Financial Coaching Census Results Preview AFN Member Event Webinar Financial Coaching Census Results Preview Apr 27 2016 The Center for Financial Security CFS and Asset Funders Network AFN with support from the Annie E Casey Foundation developed and released the first ever Financial Coaching Census in the fall of 2015 After months of analyzing responses we are excited to preview our findings Join us on April 27 to preview and discuss findings with colleagues and inform your efforts to more effectively address the shifting needs of coaching programs financial coaching practitioners and financial coaching clients Participants will preview the results of the 2015 Coaching Census and gain insights into the size and scope of the financial coaching field as well as identified challenges and opportunities This virtual convening is exclusive to AFN members and provides a private and neutral forum in which to learn and discuss the findings with colleagues Whether you are new to financial coaching or a seasoned

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/afn-member-event-webinar-financial-coaching-census-results-preview (2016-05-01)
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  • Bay Area: Funders Forum - Lunch with Michael Sherraden | Asset Funders Network
    our Mailing List Home Connect Bay Area Funders Forum Lunch with Michael Sherraden Bay Area Funders Forum Lunch with Michael Sherraden Apr 05 2016 Join the Bay Area Asset Funders Network for this unique opportunity to share lunch with Michael Sherraden one of the architects of the asset building field Some say that his book Assets and Poor launched the asset building field as we know it In it Sherraden argued that poverty was not just about income and that building assets was a critical piece of breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty He posited that low income people could in fact save money under the right conditions and after extensive advocacy his ideas evolved into what we know today as the federal Assets for Independence Act His ideas fostered a whole new approach to poverty alleviation efforts and have heavily influenced policymakers researchers non profits foundations and others worldwide Join us for lunch as Michael and Margaret his wife and co researcher will speak about the evolution of the asset building field and share a preview of their new research on youth savings and financial capability DATE Tuesday April 5th TIME 11 00 a m 12 30 p m

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/bay-area-funders-forum-lunch-with-michael-sherraden (2016-05-01)
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  • AFN Member Exclusive: Place Matters: A Special Briefing and Virtual Roundtable Discussion about the Role of Place in Helping - or Hindering - Financial Security and Economic Mobility (Webinar) | Asset Funders Network
    Events Events from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect AFN Member Exclusive Place Matters A Special Briefing and Virtual Roundtable Discussion about the Role of Place in Helping or Hindering Financial Security and Economic Mobility Webinar AFN Member Exclusive Place Matters A Special Briefing and Virtual Roundtable Discussion about the Role of Place in Helping or Hindering Financial Security and Economic Mobility Webinar Mar 09 2016 PLACE MATTERS A Special Briefing and Discussion about the Role of Place in Helping or Hindering Financial Security and Economic Mobility MARCH 9 2016 1PM EASTERN The Asset Funders Network invites you to a Virtual Roundtable Discussion featuring key findings from The Pew Charitable Trust s new chartbook Neighborhood Poverty and Household Financial Security As many funders are aware the importance of place and neighborhood context has long been highlighted as an important factor for family financial security This new research underscores the role of place in helping or hindering both financial security and economic mobility and has important implications for place based grantmakers We ll delve into the latest data from Pew s new research and engage in discussion about the roles funders play in implementing successful economic

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/afn-member-webinar-place-matters (2016-05-01)
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  • Bay Area: Funders Forum - The Hidden Financial Lives of America’s Poor & Middle Class | Asset Funders Network
    from the Field Grantmaker Conference 2015 Join our Mailing List Home Connect Bay Area Funders Forum The Hidden Financial Lives of America s Poor Middle Class Bay Area Funders Forum The Hidden Financial Lives of America s Poor Middle Class Jan 21 2016 Click here to Register Join the Bay Area Asset Funders Network for our first listen and learn together event on January 21st from 11 00 a m to 1 00 p m at the California Wellness Foundation We will share lunch while listening to the Stanford Social Innovation Review s two part webinar series Hidden Financial Lives of America s Poor Middle Class Part One Afterwards we will discuss new challenges facing Bay Area households and share insights from our individual grantmaking experiences This first webinar in the series will discuss the results and implications of new research into the hidden financial lives of low and moderate income American households and delve into the effects of income volatility how families are adjusting to this volatility and the gaps in current programs and policies Webinar Presenters Jonathan Morduch Professor of Policy and Economics Wagner Graduate School of Public Service New York University Rachel Schneider Senior Vice President Center

    Original URL path: http://assetfunders.org/connect/bay-area-funders-forum-jan-2016 (2016-05-01)
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