AC CAN Chosen as a Prosperity Now Community Champion

CFED has changed its name to Prosperity Now, and as one component of their changing brand, they are forming a new nationwide network of organizations which serve as leaders in state, tribal, or local economies. This network will be known as Community Champions. AC CAN has been selected as a Community Champion to represent our [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|From the field, News|0 Comments

Building Peace of Mind Dollar for Dollar 

June 20, 2017 marked the launch of San Francisco-based EARN’s new asset-building tool SaverLife. SaverLife San Francisco is a transformative community movement designed to increase financial stability and emergency savings in the Bay Area, sponsored by EARN and Treasurer José Cisneros and the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment. AC CAN attended the [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|From the field, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Personal Stories, Not Facts, Make Change

This advocacy mantra refers to the human nature of decision makers who are often more swayed by a moving story, convincingly told, than a wealth of statistics.  Politicians and other decision makers need access to accurate data which is skillfully interpreted.  But politicians also need to hear stories from the people who are directly impacted [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Convenings, News|0 Comments

Now is the Time to Speak Out: Exploring Advocacy and Making Change

AC CAN invites you to join us for two events on Thursday, May 11th. *Feel free to RSVP for only the first event, only the second, or join us for both!   REGISTER TODAY   Income and Asset Development 101 Training - 9:00am-10:00am, May 11th   OVERVIEW: AC CAN developed this training for professionals who [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Convenings, News|0 Comments

Building Financial Security to Develop Healthy Families: A partnership between First 5 Alameda County and AC CAN

Low-income families in our region are struggling more than ever to balance family budgets, which are stressed by rising housing costs on top of the already high cost of Bay Area living.  Families’ financial worries show up as stress, and extended periods of stress can take their toll on physical, mental, and emotional health. School [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

AC CAN Went to Sacramento

Last week AC CAN presented at the California Asset Building Coalition Symposium in Sacramento.  We were on a panel called Making it Work-Integrating Financial Capability in Workforce Programs, moderated by Lisa Forti from First 5 Alameda County. We shared the work that AC CAN has done to bring together youth workforce programs and financial capability [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Meet MyPath

AC CAN Welcomes New Member MyPath There are 20 million young people ages 16 – 24 working in the U.S., earning their first paychecks, often through youth employment programs. Many of these youth and young adults are growing up in financial deserts — communities without ready access to safe, quality financial tools and information.   As [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|From the field|0 Comments

AC CAN Welcomes New Member MyPath

There are 20 million young people ages 16 – 24 working in the U.S., earning their first paychecks, often through youth employment programs. Many of these youth and young adults are growing up in financial deserts — communities without ready access to safe, quality financial tools and information.   As a result, when youth from these [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Thanks and Preparation from AC CAN

A Message of Thanks and Preparation from AC CAN On the week of Thanksgiving, AC CAN would like to take a moment to thank our member organizations for all of their hard work this year to support low-income communities in increasing their incomes and building their assets. AC CAN member organizations and agencies do a [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|From the field, News|0 Comments

Youth Workforce is Teaching Financial Education and Wants to Do More

Youth Workforce is Teaching Financial Education and Wants to Do More Alameda County Community Asset Network, AC CAN, held it’s fall stakeholder convening, The Results are In: Analysis of Financial Education in Youth Workforce Programs,  as a continuation of it’s work this year to help youth workforce programs integrate financial education and financial products into their [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|From the field|0 Comments