Economic Opportunity & Asset Building

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.
January 2018
Resource
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Report
Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Economy
This 16-page playbook considers both the “why” and the “how” of building more welcoming local economies, including strategies and best practices.
October 2017
Resource
Report
This 68-page case study demonstrates how one organization worked closely with its members and partners to build wealth in Native Hawaiian communities through financial capability programming. 
March 2017
News
Commentary
Florida has one of the hottest economies in the nation—and immigrants and refugees are big players in the state’s success. Cities and towns across the Sunshine State have benefitted from newcomers’ outsized role in starting businesses.

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