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 using to provide individuals and families with tools to build financial capability and inclusive financial services that create long-term economic stability.

During this second webinar in the series on Sept. 22, experts will discuss unique challenges that young adults face in putting financial knowledge into practice, as well as why that step is so essential to financial capability and long-term financial stability. They’ll share what innovative programs are available to assist youth in making better money management decisions. Hear about platforms that incent goals and savings at all levels, and learn how financial institutions, nonprofit and community organizations, and local youth employment partners can work together to equip youth with critical tools at pivotal learning opportunities.

Speakers include:

  • Margaret Libby, Founding Executive Director, MyPath
  • Leigh Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, EARN

Participation in these webinars is free, but registration is required. For questions or more information, please contact Jeanne Marra at 314-444-6146 or [email protected].

Npower, AC CAN member organization, is looking for a few more students for their TechCareer Accelerator Program at the College of Alameda.  
The program is free and applicants should be between 18 and 25, or Veterans of any age. Program starts September 19th so apply now before all spots are filled.  Apply here.

Npower is also hosting a launch event for the TechCareer Accelerator on board the USS Hornet in Alameda on September 15th.  RSVP here. 

News from the Field 

The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries 

A new report from CFED, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, and Institute for Policy Studies, which highlights the appalling gap between the assets of White Americans and those of African Americans and Latinos. A must-read to understand the current landscape of poverty and inequality in the United States today.

New Evidence of the Damage Done by Auto Title Loans:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released compelling data on auto title loans, which found that consumers of these loan products consistently re-borrow, rollover on several loans, and one-in-five consumers default and lose their vehicle.

This easy to understand infographic explains their findings.



Curious about FinTech and if it Could Help Your Clients?
Tune in to the FinLab Snapshot: What’s Ahead in FinTech webinar
where we’ll look at the trends from the Financial Solutions Lab applicant pool over the last two years.

Webniar from CFSI – Sept 15  Register for the webinar here


Lao Family Community Development – Computer Lab Instructor/Coordinator

Lao Family Community Development – Career Coach/Case Manager

Lao Family Community Development – Job Developer/Workforce Development Specialist

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation –
Financial Services Coordinator – Havenscourt Schools @ Lion Creek Crossings 

National CAPACD – Asset Building Policy Fellow

CFED – Program Manager, Savings and Financial Capability

CFED – Legislative Analyst

CFED – Program Associate, Affordable Homeownership

We Want to Hear from You!

If your organization is holding an event, offering a new program, releasing a report, or hiring – let us know.

We’ll be glad to share info with other AC CAN members and supporters all over the Bay Area.

Send info and flyers to [email protected]

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