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Infographic: Social Security Lifts Millions More Kids Out of Poverty

The national focus on Social Security’s income assistance for senior citizens has obscured the fact that it is also one of the federal government’s largest antipoverty programs for children. Since 2001, the number of children who benefit from it indirectly, by living in multi-generational families where someone receives benefits, has grown by 1.1 million. Without direct or indirect […]

By |July 12th, 2016

Event: Social Security Lifts Millions More Kids Out of Poverty

Click to register July 12, 2016 Noon-1:30 p.m. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-200 Join us for a briefing on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Kids Out of Poverty.” The report, to be released at the event, reveals how Social Security benefits millions more children than previously understood, especially skyrocketing numbers of […]

By |June 30th, 2016

Webinar: How Can We Help Minority Businesses Grow and Communities Thrive?

This webinar highlighted the gains and challenges experienced by firms owned by people of color, and included an overview of men- and women-owned firms, as well as policy and practical solutions to help expand the number and success of entrepreneurs of color. Entrepreneurs of color of all backgrounds experienced significant growth in the number of […]

By |June 9th, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Equity-Centered Development panel

Gentrification, a form of economic development that results in high-income residents moving to low-income areas and displacing existing residents in the process, has been widespread in urban communities across the United States. Given the trend, is it possible to implement economic development strategies that benefit existing residents and allow them to remain connected to place? […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Featured Speakers

This year, we had the honor of hearing from Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Congressman Ted Lieu.

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Equitable Strategies for Advancing Financial Inclusion Panel

This exciting interactive session brings together financial service innovators with a panel of business savvy professionals (“sharks”) who vetted the concepts and offer an insider’s perspective on what makes a proposal investment-worthy. The session will feature entrepreneurs with ideas that seek to bring vulnerable populations into the financial mainstream. Judges Janis Bowdler, Managing Director, Financial […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

2016 Color of Wealth Summit: Strengthening Entrepreneurship in Communities of Color Panel

Owning a business can help reduce the racial and ethnic wealth gap by allowing individuals to fulfill their potential to create wealth-generating opportunities for themselves and others. Equitable opportunities for entrepreneurship may also increase jobs and economic development in areas where people of color and those with lower incomes disproportionately reside, which in turn improves […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

Entrepreneurs Salon at the Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception

The 2016 Color of Wealth Summit focused on entrepreneurship in communities of color, so we wanted to start the Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception with a conversation with entrepreneurs, who shared what it took to find business success. Moderator: Jamal Simmons, Principal, The Raben Group Entrepreneurs: Osiris Hoil, District Taco Gabrielle Jordin, Jewels of Jordin Aaron Saunders, […]

By |April 22nd, 2016

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Missing Minority Businesses at 2016 Color of Wealth Summit

Senator Elizabeth Warren was the keynote speaker at our 2016 Color of Wealth Summit. Below is an excerpt about our new report, “The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why The Racial Gap Among Firms Costs the U.S. Billions.” Watch her entire keynote address.

By |April 21st, 2016