Category: Financial Inclusion Blog Series

Innovative Ways Cities are Meeting Residents’ Financial Needs

This is the seventh and final post in our blog series on financial inclusion. This post highlights an array of programs and services to meet the diverse financial needs of city residents. (Getty Images/Chris Hondros) “To fully participate in the economic fabric of a community, all families must have access to the financial tools and

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Local Financial Inclusion Programs Build a Strong Foundation for Financial Well-Being

This is the sixth post in our blog series on financial inclusion. The series provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post highlights local financial inclusion programming, with a focus on the four most common types of programs. (Getty/Fuse) Proven, effective financial inclusion programs and services

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How Community Partnerships Can Help Advance City Financial Inclusion Efforts

This is the fifth post in our financial inclusion blog series. The series provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post focuses on the role of community partners in implementing financial inclusion efforts. Partnerships hold the key to successful local financial inclusion systems. (Michael Blann/Getty Images)

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Financial Inclusion Takes Center Stage in Nashville

This is a guest post by Erik Cole. This is the fourth post in our financial inclusion blog series. This post highlights Nashville’s Financial Empowerment Center and the impact that their programs and services are having on the community. In 2013, Nashville Mayor Karl F. Dean partnered with the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville to

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How Financially Inclusive Cities Develop a Clear Vision for Success

This is the third post in our blog series that explains what financial inclusion is and provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post focuses on the importance of developing a vision and setting goals to help provide a safety net for struggling families and strengthen

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City Leaders Champion Financial Inclusion Programs that Put Families First

This is the second post in a new blog series on financial inclusion. The series explains what financial inclusion is and provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post focuses on the role of city leadership in using financial inclusion to help strengthen and provide a

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Financial Inclusion Efforts Can Provide a Brighter Future for Low-Income Residents

This post was co-written by Courtney Coffin. Courtney is the senior associate for financial inclusion in the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.   This is the first post in a new blog series on financial inclusion. This series will explain what financial inclusion is and provide examples and action steps to help city leaders start

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