San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros Announces Resources for San Francisco Consumers Affected by the Wells Fargo Consent Decree

On Friday, AC CAN attended a press conference hosted by San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros.  The Treasurer was joined by three AC CAN member organizations, California Reinvestment Coalition, EARN, and BALANCE, as he responded to recent news that Wells Fargo used personal information about their clients to open accounts without consent, and in some cases transferred funds [...]

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

The Results are In: Analysis of Financial Education in Youth Workforce Programs, an AC CAN Quarterly Stakeholder Convening

Please join us on October 12, 2016 for the next Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN) Stakeholder Convening. This summer AC CAN surveyed youth workforce providers to find out if they are teaching financial education to their participants, what financial topics they value, if they introduce youth to financial accounts, and the barriers they face doing [...]

By | 2016-09-17T01:02:44+07:00 September 17th, 2016|Convenings, News|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

Family Finanicial Insecurity: The Unnatural Disaster

These are excerpts from my remarks during the release event for the Family Assets Count Data Snapshot for Oakland and Alameda County today, in partnership with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Citi Community Development, Alameda County Community Asset Network (ACCAN) and Urban Strategies Council. The planning and development of this profile and report have [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:29+07:00 February 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

State EITC Could Give Boost to 800 Thousand Low-income Families Across California

California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is expecting about 825,000 low-income working taxpayers to qualify for an average refundable credit of $460 through the state’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). As of last month, 26 states and the District of Columbia have established their own EITC’s as a supplement to the federal poverty-reduction measure; more [...]

By | 2017-07-28T23:42:30+07:00 October 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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