A strong economy is the engine that fuels all other elements of a healthy community. A strong regional economy requires support for people and businesses, and access to education, training and resources.
|Burst for Prosperity »The Burst for Prosperity initiative seeks to help low-income families thrive economically by researching innovative solutions, then demonstrating successful ways to deliver career advancement, self-employment, and financial planning opportunities. Got Green »GOT GREEN leads community organizing efforts, public policy advocacy, and job training programs to ensure that the benefits of the new, green economy –green jobs, access to healthy food, energy efficient homes, and public transit – are widely available to low income communities of color. Seattle Jobs Initiative »SJIs overarching objective is to improve the lives of families living in poverty by helping disadvantaged adults gain the skills and education required to secure and advance in good paying careers and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Food Systems in Communities
The Seattle Foundation has been working with our colleagues at JPMorgan Chase to examine food systems in communities through an economic development lens.
Building Businesses, Income and Self-confidence
Washington CASH helps hundreds of individuals build businesses, income and self-confidence each year through a constellation of services including business development courses, microloans, technical assistance, mentoring and access to computer labs. These services enable low-income women, people with disabilities, new immigrants and refugees to start or expand on their self-employment ventures.
An individual who earns a college degree or certificate greatly increases his or her economic status.
|Adult Basic Ed Students Feel the Impact of State Budget Cuts
This report highlights the impact of cuts to Adult Basic Education (ABE) in light of the recent growth in demand. ABE students are frequently low-income students, a large percentage of whom are speakers of English as a second language and/or people of color. Fewer than 5 percent of employed ABE students currently earn a living wage.
Banking on Wealth
This study conducts a comprehensive review of the location of all basic retail financial services firms to determine their accessibility to low- and moderate-income consumers.
Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom
This Center for American Progress report presents examples of successful antipoverty strategies in schools across the country and urges policymakers to realize the positive impact that school-based antipoverty programs could have on the education and well-being of low-income children across the United States.