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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CAHS in partnership with CABC was awarded a grant for a Bank On Coalition Fellow for New Haven! Hiring is open NOW!
We are very excited to be working with Bank On! The grant money goes toward the salary of a staff person who will be responsible for developing the Coalition in New Haven and working with the banks to develop products that meet the needs of low income consumers. Matching funds need to be raised to meet the grant requirements, which the steering committee is working on.
The Bank On Fellow will be a member of the Bank On Fellowship cohort with four other Fellows around the country. The Fellow will provide leadership to the Bank On New Haven initiative to make significant advancement in local banking access efforts. The Fellow will be responsible for directing and realizing the vision of Bank On New Haven, overseeing day-to-day operations, and coordinating with the CFE Fund. This fellowship is a minimum two-year commitment. The United Way of Greater New Haven has agreed to house the staff person. We need to hire the staff person by September. The hiring process is being run by CAHS, with a job description here.
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.
Greater Fairfield Regional Meeting - October 18 at Housatonic Community College
More details will follow. To register RSVP here
Collaborative Member Events
SAVE THE DATE!!!
2017 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit:
Confronting the Student Debt Crisis
WHEN: Friday, October 13, 2017, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
WHERE: Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill, Connecticut
The Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition cordially invites you to attend its 2017 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit. This year's conference will focus on the student debt crisis and how to better prepare young people for the decisions entailed in financing a college education.
With seven in ten college seniors carrying student loans averaging $37,000, how to pay for college has become a critical component of the personal finance curriculum. You'll leave this conference with a solid understanding of what students must know to make smart choices as well as tips, techniques and resources for delivering this information in a powerful way. Alternatives to the traditional college-to-career path will also be explored.
The Summit is open to everyone who is concerned about the financial literacy of Connecticut's students and the fiscal health of its young adults.
About the Jump$tart Coalition
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students in pre-kindergarten through college. Jump$tart's nearly 150 national partners and 51 affiliated state coalitions work individually and collectively to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success. For more information about the Connecticut chapter, go to www.ctjumpstart.org
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)