Our Savings Initiative creates a research-based roadmap of existing savings initiatives in Washington State with the purpose of exploring the replication and scaling of proven approaches that work.

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Our Savings Initiative

Our Career Readiness Project brings together state and community partners to test a sector-based education and job training approach, with wrap-around support, for parents in TANF, with the goal of DSHS adopting this model statewide.

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Career Readiness

Financial Coaching for Prosperity helps low-income families become financially resilient by providing financial coaching and training to agencies and staff that work directly with clients.

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Financial Coaching
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The progress of wage rates over three years after a parent departs from TANF.

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Evaluation

Economic Independence Initiative – Refugee Farming Project Evaluation Report (2010)

Mar 2014

The Prosperity Agenda’s Economic Independence Initiative (EII) focuses on strengthening social and human capital by building individual capacity rather than relying on external aid. The Economic Independence Initiative specifically targets refugees by focusing on the leveraging of existing assets in order to accelerate integration and cultural adjustment to promote financial independence. The Refugee Farming Project (RFP) is a collaborative effort to reduce poverty among very low-income Burundian and Somali Bantu families who are currently living in South King County.