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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Low-income entrepreneurs who substantially increase their incomes after starting a micro-business. More than half move out of poverty, and most doubled their income in 5 years.

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Financial Capabilities of Service Providers: A Survey of the Asset-Building Field in Washington State (2010)

Mar 2014

The Prosperity Agenda commissioned a mixed-methods study to explore and describe the state of asset-building in Washington State in September 2009. Among the objectives of this research endeavor is to explore the financial capabilities of service providers in the asset-building field, in particular, to assess service providers’ level of financial and debt literacy, financial practices, as well as to describe their level of comfort and preparedness to work on the financial aspects of their clients’ lives.

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