Economic Opportunity & Asset Building

June 2019
Program
Webinar
A group of students listen intently to a lecture on soil conservation. Posted to accompany GCIR's webinar, Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches.
This webinar will consider models of improving immigrant access to, and experience of the U.S. labor market, advocacy strategies for expanding workforce protections, and how philanthropy can apply these lessons.
June 2019
Resource
Program Materials
Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches" here, including presentation, recording, and other resources.
May 2019
News
Blog Post
The California Budget & Policy Center logo, which features its name to the right of a circle in yellow, red, and blue-green, which is segmented into three parts like a pie chart by lines that look like an arrow pointing upwards. Posted with the blog post, Expanding the CalEITC Is an Effective Way to Invest in California’s Children, But Hundreds of Thousands of Children of Immigrants Won’t Benefit Unless Policymakers Act.
This blog post considers how the benefits of expanding CalEITC will be curtailed if it is not extended to immigrants.
May 2019
Program
Partner Program
Asset Funders Network's logo. Accompanies the program page for Empowerment Economics: Immigrant Integration through Asset Building, a session involving GCIR at AFN's 2019 conference.
GCIR is participating at this session, which will take place at Asset Funders Network's Accelerating Ideas into Action conference.
April 2019
Resource
Government Publication
Logo for the California Budget and Policy Center. Used in associated with their resource, Data Hits: California's Immigrants Make Significant Contributions to the State Economy; Poverty More Prevalent Among Children of Working Immigrant Families
Three new Data Hits from the Budget Center highlight the significant contributions that California's immigrants make to the state economy and that children of working immigrant families are far more likely to live in poverty than other children.
April 2019
Resource
Report
The Poverty & Race Research Action Council logo, which features their name under their acronym, PRRAC, all in green letters. Posted to accompany their report, Immigrant Integration and Immigrant Segregation: The Relationship Between School and Housing Segregation and Immigrants' Futures in the U.S.
This report examines the effects of school and residential segregation on immigrant children’s outcomes.
March 2019
Program
Webinar
‘Empowerment Economics’ – Innovations in Native and Immigrant Approaches to Assets
In this webinar, practitioners will highlight innovative approaches to asset building in native and immigrant communities and how funders can engage.
March 2019
Resource
Program Materials
Materials: 'Empowerment Economics’ – Innovations in Native and Immigrant Approaches to Assets 03.12.19
Find all related materials for the webinar, "'Empowerment Economics’ – Innovations in Native and Immigrant Approaches to Assets" here, including presentation and recording.
February 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
February First Monday Discussion
Join the Funders' Committee on Civic Participation (FCCP) as they discuss as the 116th Congress kicks off and the 2020 Presidential race begins. Advocates, policymakers and candidates have the opportunity to set the stage for advancing an economic agenda featuring climate-forward jobs and key priorities. 
February 2019
Resource
Report
Evaluating Empowerment Economics: A Preliminary Framework for Assessing Innovations in Financial Capability
This report examines how an individualistic approach to asset-building focused on savings, behavior and asset accumulation is not culturally compatible with many communities of color.

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