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
ASSET POOR

A household that lacks the resources to subsist at the poverty level for three months if it loses its source of income. 50% of households earning below $24,800 and 25% earning $44,801-$68,000 are asset poor in Washington state.

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Evaluation

Renway MicroSociety Evaluation Report (2010)

Mar 2014

Renway is a Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club initiative that provides students in first through eighth grade hands-on practical experiences of building a society where they have opportunities to plan and develop businesses, sell products, provide services, or work in agencies. The Prosperity Agenda provided training to staff implementing the MicroSociety program as a strategy with potential to develop youth entrepreneurial skills in a low-income community.

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