A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

Critical Components in Financial Empowerment: An Annotated Guide

This guide, from the Community Action Partnership and Virtual CAP, features resources that have been selected for organizations looking to getting started with financial empowerment initiatives, as well as those seeking ways to strengthen and expand on work already being carried out in this area.

Advancing Assets, Opening Opportunities

The Assets Alliance is a capacity-building resource to help organizations expand the number of individuals and families participating in Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and asset-building opportunities.

Asset Building Products and Practices Resource Guide

VACAP’s Virginia CASH Campaign has highlighted this resource guide, which offers interested organizations with descriptions of asset building products and practices, information on successful asset building strategies during tax season and additional resources for supporting their work.

Asset Building Strategies for Family Economic Security

The Institute for Social and Economic Development has compiled A Guide for Community Action Agency Executive Leadership that outlines a framework to promote Family Economic Security and provides best practice profiles from CAA’s across the U.S.

Bridges to Success

Bergen County Community Action Partnership sponsors Bridges to Success to provide former welfare recipients with access to credit and transportation, as well as other services that can help remove barriers to work and self-sufficiency.

Financial Capability and Asset Development Webinar Recording

This webinar features research and resources to support your work in building financial capability and promoting asset development among participants in your programs. Three tools are also highlighted, which provide data on what it takes to achieve family economic security in your local community.

How To Manuals: Community Economic Development

The Center for Community Economic Development Assistance is a centralized national resource center for nonprofit organizations engaged in community economic development. Seventeen How To Manuals have been published in partnership with the Community Action Partnership National Office.

Transitions to Independence

The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency established the Transition to Independence Program to increase the capacity of low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient.

Virginia CASH Campaign – EITC Outreach Initiative

The Virginia CASH Campaign (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) was created to help low- and moderate-income workers move toward greater self-sufficiency (a) by receiving the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can supplement earnings and (b) through financial literacy and other asset-building activities.