Identify and convene cross-sector allies.
Develop local data profiles that quantify the state of financial security amongst residents and illustrate the depth of asset poverty with new measures.
Develop recommendations for local strategies to advance financial security.
Communicate data and promote solutions in local media venues.
Encourage and support municipal leaders in their efforts to champion implementation of identified strategies.
Informing a new citywide economic opportunity policy agenda.
Building on local momentum and equipping champions with new data.
Attracting new partners for building assets.
Supporting new affordable financial products with new data.
Changing the conversation about income inequality.
“Too many families lack the savings and assets to withstand a financial emergency.”- Huffington Post
“None of us can make progress on entrenched, complex issues such as poverty and income inequality alone. Our approach is to have multiple services and partners available in one location to work with individuals, coach them toward financial stability, and ensure that their children and families are also connected to other services they may need to thrive.”- The Boston Globe