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Call-To-Action: Exploring Solutions for Affordable Housing in Alameda County, an AC CAN Quarterly Stakeholder Convening

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

As the housing crisis intensifies in the Bay Area, financial coaches, social workers, and other income and asset building service [...]

Boys and Men of Color Career Summit – Not Your Ordinary Job Fair

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 hundreds of young people waited anxiously outside the doors of West Hall at the Oakland [...]

Why Financial Education Should Get Political

July 27th, 2016|0 Comments

  Article originally published in Shelterforce Magazine  Financial curricula for low-income households often focus on personal choices about budgeting and saving—but [...]

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Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland