Poverty

Asset Building News Week, April 14-18

April 18, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include tax day, inequality, and the safety net.

Asset Building News Week, April 7-11

April 11, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include savings policy, poverty, and inequality.

Asset Building News Week, March 31- April 4

April 4, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include public assistance, financial products, and homeownership.
 

Upcoming Event: 2014 Color of Wealth Summit

April 2, 2014
Publication Image Mark your calendars for April 30 and May 1: the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative (managed by the Center for Global Policy Solutions) will be hosting its annual Color of Wealth Summit in Washington, D.C. The goal of the event is to bring together political leaders, researchers from a range of fields, advocates, and members of the public for a conversation about “the racial wealth gap, its effect on marginalized households, its impact on the U.S. economy, and solutions for closing the gap.”

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back and Looking Forward

March 18, 2014
Publication Image On March 12th the Asset Building Program hosted the event, “50 Years Since the War On Poverty” and featured diverse perspectives to discuss where we’ve been and where we’re going. The first panel discussion set up a historical framework for understanding the social, economic and political conditions that created the War on Poverty and distilled lessons learned for future policy making. The second panel discussion took stock of where we are now and what a modern anti-poverty policy should include.

New Report: It Still Takes Money to Make Money

March 12, 2014
Publication Image On Tuesday, our colleagues at the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas released a new report called Harnessing Assets to Build an Economic Mobility Agenda. The key finding? It takes money to make money.

Asset Building News Week, March 3-7

March 7, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include children's savings accounts, the budget, and inequality.

Asset Building News Week, February 24-28

February 28, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include America Saves Week, public assistance, and mobility.

Civil Rights in the Age of Big Data

February 27, 2014

Digital information about who we are and what we do is the currency of our digital economy and the substrate of our digital society. As the flow of information increases, fairness, justice, and equal opportunity become paramount to the design, deployment, and entrenchment of computation-based technologies in our lives.

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