With generous support from Capital One, the CFE Fund hosted a multi-city Financial Empowerment Hackathon, a national effort to create software applications (apps) focused on financial inclusion. Regional Hackathons took place in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, drawing in over 110 participants. Regional winners then presented their ideas virtually to a panel of judges at a site hosted by Bloomberg LP in New York. Judges selected MEDAPulse, in partnership with the Mission Economic Development Agency from San Francisco, as the winner for an app design that would connect financial counseling follow up goals to pre-scheduled future text messages. After being selected as the winner, MEDAPulse presented this app to CFE Coalition leaders from across the country.
March 21, 2013
Financial Empowerment Centers offer free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling to enable residents to address their financial needs and plan for their futures. In this March 2013 press release, the CFE Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies announce the opening of five new Financial Empowerment Center programs to provide free, personalized, and professional financial counseling to residents of Denver, CO; Lansing, MI; Nashville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; and San Antonio, TX.
May 14, 2015
The CFE Fund’s Next Generation Municipal Financial Empowerment Award grows the municipal financial empowerment field by cultivating and supporting innovative ideas from new mayoral administrations. This May 2015 press release announces the five city leaders chosen through a competitive RFP process to receive this award: Boston Mayor Martin J.
March 3, 2015
The Summer Jobs Connect (SJC) initiative, generously supported by Citi Foundation, leverages the scale and infrastructure of Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) to offer banking access and other financial empowerment opportunities, helping to transform a summer job into an on-ramp to the financial mainstream.