Tag: financial inclusion

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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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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Financial Inclusion: Helping Families Gain a Solid Financial Foothold

Our new report, City Financial Inclusion Efforts: A National Overview, highlights the growing commitment of city leaders to address the financial challenges of their residents. (Getty Images) Mayors and other city leaders see first-hand how families in their communities are struggling to navigate today’s complex financial systems. They hear from residents regularly about how hard

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City Investments in Financial Capability are Paying Off

This post was co-written by Alysha Davis. President Obama issued a proclamation declaring April 2015 to be National Financial Capability Month. It’s described as a to time to “renew our efforts to support the informed financial decisions that will open doors into the middle class and help ensure economic security for all.” A couple receives

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