The African American Financial Capability Initiative: An Implementation Blueprint
This blueprint reveals the insights of the three year-long African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), an initiative funded by the Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF). Prosperity Now's Racial Wealth Divide Initiative (RWDI) helped 30+ partnering organizations build and implement community-centered financial stability pilot projects to improve and protect the economic security of African Americans in six cities: Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. The AAFCI Communities of Practice were each tasked with designing and implementing pilot projects to strengthen asset-building services; sharpening policy advocacy strategies; and growing leadership capacity to benefit local communities. Prosperity Now’s RWDI will also showcase its unique approach to technical assistance for local organizations working to innovate economic systems through a racial equity lens.
AAFCI Blueprint Release Event
Watch the live stream footage from the AAFCI Implementation Blueprint Release below.
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