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AC CAN Member News Financial Capability and Inclusion: Leveraging Strategies and Tools to Empower Youth Two AC CAN members, MyPath and EARN, will speak in a new Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, “Financial Capability and Inclusion.” They will explore innovative strategies that organizations are [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:28+07:00 August 31st, 2016|From the field|0 Comments

What’s the Word from AC CAN – CFPB Director Cordray Listens to Oakland Residents

CFPB Director Cordray Listens to Oakland Residents AC CAN was happy to attend a Town Hall Meeting where Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), came to Oakland to listen to residents of Oakland and the Bay Area share stories of stories of struggling with predatory financial services.  The event was organized by Housing [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:28+07:00 August 31st, 2016|From the field|0 Comments

What’s the Word from AC CAN – Resources from Affordable Housing Convening

Call-To-Action: Exploring Solutions for Affordable Housing in Alameda County, an AC CAN Quarterly Stakeholder Convening As the housing crisis intensifies in the Bay Area, financial coaches, social workers, and other income and asset building service providers have found the focus of their work changing.  Clients are more than just housing ‘cost-burdened,’ (spending more than 30 [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 August 12th, 2016|From the field|0 Comments

What’s the Word from AC CAN – Why Financial Education Should Get Political

Why Financial Education Should Get Political Article originally published in Shelterforce Magazine Financial curricula for low-income households often focus on personal choices about budgeting and saving—but if they don’t also address systemic problems, exploitation, and discrimination, they aren’t speaking to their audience’s reality. By Rosalyn Epstein Read the entire article on AC CAN's blog.   AC CAN Member, EBALDC, [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 August 11th, 2016|From the field|0 Comments

Call-To-Action: Exploring Solutions for Affordable Housing in Alameda County, an AC CAN Quarterly Stakeholder Convening

As the housing crisis intensifies in the Bay Area, financial coaches, social workers, and other income and asset building service providers have found the focus of their work changing.  Clients are more than just housing ‘cost-burdened,’ (spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing), they are often spending more than 50 or 60 [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 August 11th, 2016|Convenings, News|0 Comments

Why Financial Education Should Get Political

Article originally published in Shelterforce Magazine  Financial curricula for low-income households often focus on personal choices about budgeting and saving—but if they don’t also address systemic problems, exploitation, and discrimination, they aren’t speaking to their audience’s reality. By ROSALYN EPSTEIN Families all over the country are struggling to support themselves, and they’re making tough choices about [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 July 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

We Need Your Help to Keep Your Community in their Homes

Please join us on July 20, 2016 for the next Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN) Stakeholder Convening. We will dive into a discussion regarding affordable housing in Alameda County, including causes of our current affordability crisis, available resources for residents facing displacement, and a review of related policy measures and advocacy efforts. Your input [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 June 30th, 2016|Convenings, News|0 Comments

AC CAN Member Spotlight: Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

  AC CAN is pleased to introduce one of it’s newest members, The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), which joined the Network in March 2016.   CEO began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated. In 1996, CEO became an independent [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 June 15th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Working Youth Deserve Access to Financial Products and Financial Capability Programs

ACCAN Stakeholder Convening – Integrating Youth Financial Capability and Financial Services into Youth Employment Programs This summer, the City of Oakland stands to lose over half a million dollars in government funding.  The Alameda County Community Asset Network (ACCAN) Stakeholder Convening on March 24th began with this startling information. Trish Johnson, the Executive Director of [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 April 26th, 2016|Convenings, News|0 Comments
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