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The Asset Building Program Has a New Website!

September 25, 2014
Publication Image Early this September, New America launched a new website, logo, and mission statement. Our President, Anne-Marie Slaughter, announced those changes, saying in part:

As a civic enterprise committed to the renewal of American politics, prosperity and promise, we knew we needed a fresh face, as we’d been using the same logo and visual identity since our founding in 1999.

Asset Building News Week, September 8-12

September 12, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include the state of consumer finances, education, inequality, and the plight of Millennials.
 
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New Report: What Can Canada Teach Us About Child Savings Accounts?

September 10, 2014
Publication Image Guest Blog Post: This post is contributed by Willie Elliott, Director of the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas and Asset Building Program Senior Fellow, and Melinda Lewis, Policy Director of the Assets and Education Initiative. You can find a copy of their new report, Lessons to learn: Canadian insights for U.S. children’s savings account (CSA) policy, here.

New Report: Are Student Loans the Best We Can Do?

September 9, 2014
Guest Blog Post: This post is contributed by Willie Elliott, Director of the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas and Asset Building Program Senior Fellow, and Melinda Lewis, Policy Director of the Assets and Education Initiative. You can find a copy of their new report, The Student Loan Problem in America: It is Not Enough to Say, "Students Will Eventually Recover," here.

Asset Building News Week, September 1-5

September 5, 2014
Publication Image The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature on The Ladder, the Asset Building Program blog, designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include the fast-food labor protests, race and poverty, public assistance, and savings.
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