The CFE Fund partnered with Prosper Canada to share best practices on designing and replicating financial empowerment initiatives, provide real-world lessons from CFE Fund partner cities, facilitate participation in Learning Network gatherings, and engage a range of key Canadian stakeholders to further financial empowerment strategies. As the leading financial empowerment nonprofit organization in Canada, Prosper Canada is dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty by working with governments, businesses and community groups to develop and promote financial policies, programs and resources. Prosper Canada looks to further integrate financial empowerment strategies within a range of social services and organizations, while also deepening their technical assistance portfolio to build the capacity of other nonprofit groups across the Canadian provinces to do financial empowerment work.
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 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.
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.