For past Conference and Peer Learning materials go here
For Regional Meeting materials, go here
For past newsletters go here.
Engage with CABC on Social Media
This step onto the social media scene will increase awareness of the many asset building resources available and the profound impact they have, especially for low-income families.
- Follow CABC on Facebook and Twitter
- Share the page with your friends and colleagues to encourage them to follow us
- Tell us what we should be sharing by sending information to email@example.com
CABC received a generous donation from Farmington Bank
Farmington Bank made a generous donation to the Connecticut Asset Building Collaborative as part of their promotion of their new Fresh Start Savings program. To read more about the program go here.
Savings Programs can be FUN! -- Prize-linked savings and other innovative strategies to encourage savings at VITA sites and in the community at large
Our next Peer Learning session is May 23. 1-3:30pm at Hands On Hartford, 55 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 Staff from Commonwealth (formerly Doorway to Dreams/D2D Fund) will be visiting from Massachusetts to talk about Prize Linked Savings, Gamification, Behavioral Aspects of Asset Building and Marketing of programs.
During this session, you'll understand the principles of gamification and prize-linked savings, and learn about successful examples of these strategies. Save Your Refund, a tax time savings program with prizes, will be highlighted. We will share information on a tax time focused game called Refund Rush. This is a simulation game in which people decide how to allocate their tax refunds – pay, debt, save. Through our gamification work, we've put into practice fun and engagement to promote positive growth in savings, no matter the amount. Through prize-linked savings, we've helped to create products to channel the excitement and opportunity of winning to savings actions. As we share these examples, we'll also highlight the role of user insights as a core pillar of our work. Join us and learn how you can bring gamification and prize-linked savings to your VITA sites and your community at large.
To register for the May 23 session, go here.
The 2017 Steering Committee meetings are posted on the Events page.
Another Peer Learning event is projected late September in New Haven.
Our third Regional Meeting is projected for mid-November in Fairfield County.
Dates and locations will be posted when finalized.
Collaborative Member Events
To post information about your organization's asset building event - send it to: CTAssetBuilding@gmail.com.
Policy and Program News
What is Asset Building?
The Collaborative's members do work in the following areas:
Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Financial Access and Products
Financial Education/Coaching/ Credit Counseling
Housing Assistance and Homeownership
Jobs and Workforce Development
Savings for Adults and Children, IDAs
Tax Assistance and Credits (VITA)