National CAPACD will hold a press conference with U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, to release the groundbreaking report, Scrimping + Saving.
National CAPACD seeks a collaborative, highly organized, and flexible individual to organize teams of member organizations across the U.S. to move forward a community development/community control advocacy agenda while implementing related programs. We believe that community residents and stakeholders – particularly low-income residents and people of color – should have more power and control over the physical, social, cultural, political, and economic future of their neighborhoods. Towards these ends, this position will require work with local, community-based nonprofit organizations around implementing and coordinating programming related to neighborhood planning and development, community organizing, and policy advocacy fighting gentrification and displacement.
By: Miriam Axel-Lute
September 23, 2014
I attended my first ever Assets Learning Conference, put on by CFED last week, and I have to say it was mighty impressive.
And I was particularly pleased to see that economic justice and things like reforming the tax code to be less regressive and reward savings by low- and middle-income Americans, rather than mostly the already wealthy, were being given an important place next to what feels like the aset-building movement's bread and butter discussions of savings programs and financial education.