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February 8, 2016

2016 CSA Campaign Starts Strong with Parent Leadership

Last week, we convened 20 parent leaders with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI) to kick...

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February 3, 2016

Illinois Poverty Report: Racism's Toll

Every February, during Black History Month, we celebrate the civil rights victories of African...

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January 25, 2016

38.3% of Illinois Households are in a Perpetual State of Financial Insecurity

Lucy Mullany CFED A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) found that...

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October 13, 2015

3 Things I Learned About CSAs Last Week

Last week, the IABG team was in St. Louis participating in a conference about the 529 program and...

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June 29, 2015

Family Assets Count: Chicago

In Chicago 20% of families live in poverty, but far more (49%) are financially vulnerable. These...

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March 5, 2014

Program Profile: YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

“Women helping women, women supporting women, women nurturing women, women growing by leaps and...

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February 24, 2014

Webinar: How the Game of Credit Perpetuates the Racial Wealth Gap

February 24, 2014   Credit building is a crucial part of wealth-building in...

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November 7, 2013

Financial Imprisonment: How Financial Literacy & Debt Are Shaping Reentry

A new study from the University of Illinois surveyed 155 incarcerated men in two Midwestern prisons...

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August 28, 2013

50 Years After the March on Washington the Racial Wealth Gap Widens

The March on Washington was a seminal moment in American history. As we reflect on where we are 50...

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