The Devastation of Puerto Rico – History Rewritten, and Financial Literacy’s Success Story

*Please note SFCDC is not the organizer of this event.

Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.  Weeks later, what impact has the aftermath had on financial stability for its inhabitants?  What role has emergency preparedness and financial literacy played in preparing some residents more than others? 

Join Eugenio Alonso, President and CEO of PR Consumer/FL Consumer,in this lively virtual session as he shares an update on the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the impact on the ongoing financial stability efforts there, as well as the ripple effect felt in the continental United States, especially Florida.”

Medical Financial Partnership Webinar Series

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• Curious about the connection between health and wealth? • Ready to create innovative partnerships to deepen support for the overall wellbeing of your communities? • Looking for examples from other partnerships to strengthen your existing collaboration between healthcare and financial capability service providers? Please join us on Tuesday, December 12 from 2-3:30 pm ET for a deep dive into different Medical Financial Partnership (MFP) models. MFPs are collaborations between financial capability practitioners and health providers to implement services that aim to improve both the health and financial wellbeing of a community. This conversational webinar will feature a panel of MFP practitioners discussing how they developed their programs, their different approaches to service delivery, and how they’ve addressed implementation challenges. We’ll also touch on policy considerations for MFPs serving low- and moderate-income communities and share tips for emerging MFPs. Bring your questions and your own insights for this interactive event! This conversation builds on our earlier webinar, “Your Finances, Your Health: Making the Health/Wealth Connection.” Materials from that webinar are available at https://prosperitynow.org/events/your-finances-your-health-making-healthwealth-connection/. This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required. Register today! **Unable to attend the live webinar? Register anyway so we can share the recording with you via email after the webinar concludes.**”

Webinar: Homeownership Policies to Improve the Financial Security of Households of Color and Low-Income Families

*Please note SFCDC is not the organizer of this event.

“A home is often the most valuable asset a family owns. In “A Downpayment on the Divide: Steps to Ease Racial Inequality in Homeownership,” a report released by Prosperity Now this past spring, we consider the role of homeownership in wealth building, particularly in terms of how it has historically benefited White families over households of color and recommend policies to reverse this long-standing inequality.

During this webinar, we will explore these issues further and take a closer look at how affordable homeownership policy is faring in the current political landscape. We’ll also discuss the opportunities to advocate for robust homeownership programs, particularly for low-income households.

Featured speakers include:

This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required. Register today!

We hope you can join us for this very important discussion. If you’re unable to attend the live event, register anyway to receive a link to the recording afterward.”

Strategies, Programs & Interventions to Address the Racial Wealth Divide

Strategies, Programs & Interventions to Address the Racial Wealth Divide

Nearly 70% of Miami renters of color are cost-burdened, paying more than 1/3rd of their take home salary. The median household income of a white family is three times that of a household of color. More than a quarter of Latino households in Miami have zero net worth.

On Tuesday, April 25th, join Miami Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color leaders for a roundtable to discuss with other nonprofit leaders how to develop and lead programs, interventions and strategies to address the racial wealth divide.

The Miami Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color project, is led by CFED’s Racial Wealth Divide Initiative and sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This project, over the last year, has worked with nonprofits of color on strengthening their capacity and highlighting the issues of racial wealth inequality and asset development.
In Miami, the initiative is working with: ConnectFamilias, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Miami Children’s Initiative, Partners for Self-Employment, and Sant La.

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 AM EST and event activities will commence at 12:00 PM. The event is free but space is limited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP here.