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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.

 

 

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Support education and training for low-income adults
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Improve financial stability for individuals
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Increase access to resources for underserved businesses
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Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project »Real Change serves as a unique news outlet with a paid circulation of over 18,000 each week and also as a community organizing project to work against poverty.
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Washington Policy Center »WPC is an independent research and education organization that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on public policy issues facing our region.
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Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability »Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability (NBIS) programs bridge industries and sectors to engage business leaders in addressing crucial regional and global issues through innovative business practices.
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Mission Investing and Lessons Learned
The Seattle Foundation's Vice President of Community Programs, Michael Brown, discusses lessons learned from mission investing.
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Promoting Self-sufficiency to Make a Permanent, Positive Change
Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. With a wide range of services focused on promoting self-sufficiency, Hopelink can help with rent, emergency financial assistance, access to benefits, tax preparation and more. These services are aimed at helping individuals regain financial stability and make a permanent, positive change in their lives.
Predatory lending and check cashing practices cost Seattle families and communities almost $22 million annually.
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Building Security in America's Cities
Research released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) highlights local governments as new and powerful players in creating opportunities for financial stability for individuals and families.
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future.
Washington Asset Building Coalition
Washington Asset Building Coalition (WABC) came together in October, 2006 to expand asset building across the state.
Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington state.
Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America's Forgotten Youth
A national cross-section of opportunity youth in 23 diverse locations across the United States was undertaken in August 2011 to learn about common elements in their personal histories and their lives today, and to explore opportunities to reconnect them to work and school.

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