Interview with Ujamaa Place’s Otis Zanders on economic empowerment for African Americans
Six communities in the African American Financial Capability Initiative are closing the racial wealth gap
Read our profile on Prepare + Prosper—FAIR
From the Blog
December 21, 2018 | Overcoming High Barriers to Financial Inclusion: Interview with Otis Zanders Shows How Ujamaa Place and a Twin Cities Community of Practice Collaborate on Economic Empowerment for African Americans
Otis Zanders is the president and CEO of Ujamaa Place, a St. Paul, MN–based organization...
September 27, 2018 | The African American Financial Capability Initiative Is Successfully Wrapping Up Its Third and Final Year. Here’s Why This Is Important.
Estimates indicate that more than two centuries will pass before African American...
June 29, 2018 | Are You Working for Real Change that Meets the Needs of Low-Income Communities? You Need Prosperity Now’s New Scorecard.
The Scorecard helps you make the case for work that puts communities on a path to...
December 1, 2017 | Three-Year Financial Capability Policy Initiative Concludes with Big Wins
Our Financial Capability Policy initiative just concluded its three-year run this past...
March 29, 2017 | Why Being Low-Income Isn’t ONLY About Low Income
Last week I attended the Summit on Inequality & Opportunity in Washington, DC,...
Prepare + Prosper (P+P) launches FAIR — “Financial Access in Reach,” an innovative and far-reaching new program for underbanked individuals and families.
Minnesota Asset Building Coalition is one of eight asset-building groups working as a cohort to improve financial capability policies at state and tribal levels.
Tools & Info
A three-year NWAF-funded program supporting African American-led nonprofits addressing the racial wealth gap in six cities in our region.
A report from the First Nations Development Institute that provides the most comprehensive listing of financial capability programs serving Native communities in NWAF’s region.
A research report from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) that makes the case for addressing challenges regarding access to banking and other financial services for communities of color.
A dynamic tool that provides data about household financial security and policy solutions by state and through customizable reports.