Economic Opportunity & Asset Building

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.
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.
October 2018
News
News Article
Many immigrants have years of work experience. ‘Upskilling’ programs are helping them use that knowledge.
This radio program looks at efforts to "upskill" immigrant workers by helping them utilize their existing skills in higher level positions throughout the American workforce.
August 2018
Resource
Infographic
Immigrant & Refugee Wealth Pathways
This infographic illustrates the varying pathways for immigrants and refugees and the policies and barriers that impact their opportunity.
July 2018
News
Commentary
Immigrant workforce is critical for Minnesota's economic growth
A recent visit to southwestern Minnesota by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president reaffirms what many economic experts already had determined, but the message bears repeating: Rural Minnesota needs immigrants to work and live here.
May 2018
Program
Regional Briefing
This briefing will address how grantmakers can boost economic prosperity for low- and middle-income immigrants and refugees—and native-born residents alike—by reducing barriers to building wealth. 
April 2018
Resource
Report
Innovations in Financial Capability: Culturally Response & Multigenerational Wealth Building Practices in Asian Pacific Islander (API) Communities
This collaborative report features a survey of financial capability work of over 40 AAPI-serving organizations.
March 2018
Program
Webinar
Advancing Economic Opportunity for Immigrants and Refugees
This webinar will share key findings from research commissioned by AFN and GCIR, and participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts from the field who will share lessons and best practices emerging from their work at this critical intersection.
January 2018
Resource
Report
An Examination of Wage and Income Inequality within the American Farmworker Community
This article explores the reasons for earning inequalities among farmworkers. Using national data from the US Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS), we detail and examine differences in earnings among farmworkers based on certain characteristics identified in prior literature.

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