Financial Institution Community Member Survey

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Financial Institution Community Member Survey

We want to change the way financial institutions serve you and your communities! 

The Prosperity Agenda is interested in hearing about how you feel like financial institutions in the King and South King County are serving you and your community. Those who participate have the opportunity to win a $50 Safeway gift card! Please note: Only those in Washington State are eligible to win a gift card. 

 

TAKE THE SURVEY!

 

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A Missing Element Of Financial Capability: Your Money Mindset

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A Missing Element Of Financial Capability: Your Money Mindset

What was the last significant financial moment of your life?

Maybe it was brought on by a financial misstep: you took on more debt than you could manage or you maxed out your credit card. It could have been a big financial choice: you bought a car or a house or you adopted a dog. It could have been a big event that strained your finances, like having a child, losing a job or a health crisis in the family. No matter what the moment was, you probably could not have predicted how or when it would happen.

Many workforce programs have taken the initiative to integrate financial literacy and capability into their curriculum and services to make these financial events more manageable. They may choose to integrate services like financial coaching, credit counseling, credit building and most commonly, financial education. Yet despite research showing that financial education impacts behavior minimally, many programs continue these services by default. But what if there are overlooked elements of financial capability, such as elements that precede more technical financial information and are more accessible for workforce programs to integrate into their programs?

With support from JP Morgan Chase, The Prosperity Agenda partnered with Seattle Goodwill and ANEW (Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women) to learn more about the challenges and opportunities that exist in workforce development programs to integrate financial capability services.

On Thursday, July 26th, we will be sharing our findings from this partnership. We're excited to share what we learned with our audience and invite you to listen!

Thursday, July 26, 10:00 AM (PST)

 

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Career & Life Coaching: Transforming Case Management through Coaching

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Career & Life Coaching: Transforming Case Management through Coaching

We've recently debuted the Career & Life Coaching Report and we're excited to share our findings with you!

Join us Wednesday, July 18 10:00 AM (PST)/ 1:00 PM (EST) for a special discussion on the report, its origins, and what we discovered.

The Career & Life Coaching approach was piloted in Washington State's Department of Social Health Services' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. We'll be joined by coaches and supervisors who were directly involved in that pilot, as well as Devin Stubblefield, our Lead Consulting Trainer.

Webinar Panel:
Diana Dollar, The Prosperity Agenda
Devin Stubblefield, The Prosperity Agenda
Martha Barboza, DSHS
Maryanne Murphy, DSHS

Wednesday, July, 18

10:00 AM (PST)/ 1:00 PM (EST)

 

WHERE WE'RE TRAINING:

Training: Family-Centered Coaching Train-the-Trainer
Partner: Multiple
Location: Tacoma, WA
Dates: June 19 & 20

Training: Financial Coaching Train the Trainer 
Partner: LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: June 27 & 29

Training: Career & Life Coaching
Partner: Michigan PATH
Location: Multiple locations in Michigan
Dates: July 9-13

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May FCC Webinar Recap | Family-Centered Coaching and Its Tools

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May FCC Webinar Recap | Family-Centered Coaching and Its Tools

Fresh off an amazing Financial Capability Summit, we held our monthly webinar series highlighting Family-Centered Coaching. 

This month, we discussed the Family-Centered Coaching approach and its many benefits. Joining us this month was Melissa Sommer of the Brighton Center, who along with our Lead Consulting Trainer, Devin Stubblefield, discussed the impact of this approach within her organization.

If you'd like to learn more about FCC and its tools, contact Rachel Brooks at rachelb@theprosperityagenda.org to schedule a training

Click, HERE to download the webinar presentation.

 

Join us for our next webinar!

Date: Thursday, July 19th

Time: 10:00 AM (PST)/1:00 PM (EST)

 

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2018 FCS Speakers Announced

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2018 FCS Speakers Announced

The 2018 Financial Capability Summit is fast approaching, and we're excited to announce this year's panel of speakers who will be discussing various topics surrounding the narrative of poverty and its effect on financial capability.

What role does poverty's narrative play in how we serve families and individuals?

This year's theme, Poverty's Story: Reconstructing the Narrative Through Organizational Change, is sure to inspire great discussion and action. Don't miss out on the amazing talks by our panel. Tickets are now on sale and will sell out!

2018 Summit Speakers

Jhumpa Bhattacharya
Director of Racial Equity and Strategy

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Karen Dove
Executive Director
Apprenticeship & Nontraditional Employment for Women

Ernesto Fonseca
Chief Executive Officer
Hacienda Community Development Corp

Bill Henkel
Executive Director
Community Action Skagit County

Ted Piccolo
Executive Director
Northwest Native Development Fund

Anne Price
President
Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Dave Willard
Vice President, Clean, Safe and Outreach Operations
Downtown Seattle Association

Dion Willis
PC/Job Training Instructor, Community Jobs
YWCA Seattle

#FCSummit2018

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Our Innovation Lab

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Our Innovation Lab

The Prosperity Agenda’s Innovation Lab is where our programs, services, and solutions are developed. In partnership with nonprofits, government agencies, financial institutions and employers, we create programs that make meaningful change for families experiencing poverty.

We start small and measure impact in real time. As we test solutions in quick cycles, we can iterate quickly on the direct feedback from staff and families. This allows us to continuously improve and ensure that we are meeting the needs of those experiencing poverty. 

We're always looking for new partnerships. Whether you'd like to donate to our efforts, join the design team, or have an interesting problem you'd like help solving - let's have a conversation. Contact us at design@theprosperityagenda.org.

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