February 01, 2016
Packed with powerful sessions and panels about the role of racism in public policies that affect the economic growth and security of the most vulnerable, the eighth annual SRABC conference, “Moving from Talk to Action,” challenged leaders to be more accountable to the people they serve, to understand the demography of wealth, and to grasp the inequities of various systems, including the tax code and the justice system.
November 23, 2015
We are thankful for you!
We humbly reflect and are grateful for family, friends,and good health. Out of the abundance of our hearts, we are able to offer our resources as we work to help others
November 07, 2015
LABEST Partner Dr. Raynard Sanders will participate in an education forum at Loyola University, Nov. 11, to discuss lessons learned after Hurricane Katrina.
November 03, 2015
After an extensive search process, the Alabama Assets Building Coalition (AABC) is pleased to announce Kenneth Walker as the new Executive Director of the statewide wealth building organization. Mr. Walker brings to the organization more than 28 years of experience in community and economic development programs across Alabama.
October 01, 2015
Welcome Chris Brown
Chris joins SRABC conference speakers
September 21, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the appointment of new consumer finance experts from outside the federal government to the Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council.
September 21, 2015
Conference registration increases beyond expectations
September 09, 2015
Crump has 3 messages for asset-builders and conference participants
BILOXI—Maxine Crump has a bold mission. “It’s the elimination of racism,” she tells Shreveport, La., radio host Erin McCarty. “It is a system that was constructed, and anything constructed can be dismantled.”
August 26, 2015
Darryl Kilbert, development coordinator for Louisiana Building Economic Security Together (LABEST), served as one of five Education Town Hall panelists during the New Orleans Urban League's Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary Commemorative conference on August 26.
August 19, 2015
What is going on in Mississippi?
The Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi, or CPM, is the Jackson, Mississippi-based SRABC grassroots advocacy group that helps low- and moderate-income individuals and families build assets through educational empowerment.
August 05, 2015
The Alabama Asset Building Coalition recently participated in a community forum hosted by the NAACP Montgomery County branch that exposed the dangers of predatory lending to residents of the county.
July 20, 2015
In a recently published article, "How the American South Drives Low Wage Economy," The American Prospect editor-at-large Harold Meyerson writes about how just as in the 1850s (with the Fugitive Slave Act), the Southern labor system (with low pay and no unions) is wending its way north.
July 17, 2015
Crump to keynote
The Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC) will hold its eighth annual conference Oct. 8-9 in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the Beau Rivage Resort. The featured keynote speaker is Maxine Crump, the executive director of Dialogue on Race Louisiana, based in Baton Rouge.
June 12, 2015
Former President Bill Clinton announced the Campaign for Every Kid’s Future will work to ensure that 1.4 million children have savings accounts for college by 2020.
June 09, 2015
SRABC project director Gena Gunn McClendon received the George Warren Brown School of Social Work 2015 Outstanding Staff Award on May 18 from the Center for Social Development.
May 15, 2015
An SRABC future leader in social research and public service, Aaron Beswick will graduate this month proudly bearing two master degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and carrying the honor of representing the first generation of college graduates for his family.
May 04, 2015
Institute releases Medicaid Expansion and EITC fact sheets for Louisiana activists
Loyola University's Jesuit Social Research Institute has released two fact sheets to assist Louisiana activists in educating legislators and the public on state policy surrounding the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Medicaid expansion.
April 06, 2015
The Center for Family Policy and Practice recently published "My Brother's Keeper, or My Brother's Creditor?" by Nino Rodriguez. The publication explains how child support debt and government reimbursement can undermine opportunities for young people of color.
March 09, 2015
The Payday Lending Data Walk presented at the 2014 Annual SRABC Conference held in New Orleans has been featured in the October 1st 2014 edition of PolickLink's Inside Access newsletter and on the ACCESS website!
February 16, 2015
February 16, 2015
Editors Melissa S. Kearney and Benjamin H. Harris of The Hamilton Project at Brookings asked academic experts to develop policy proposals confronting the various challenges of America's poorest citizens and to introduce innovative approaches to addressing poverty.
February 09, 2015
The Assets and Education Initiative’s (AEDI) College Debt Project at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare just released a report entitled Unequal Outcomes: Student Loan Effects on Young Adults’ Net Worth Accumulation.
January 06, 2015
Louisiana State Representative Herbert Dixon, who chairs the Louisiana House Labor committee, has resigned. In an official statement, Dixon writes...
December 16, 2014
Baton Rouge Advocate write Gordon Russell recently published "Giving Away Louisiana: An Overview", which provides a great deal of information on how tax incentives in Louisiana benefit the rich and famous.
November 28, 2014
June 01, 2016
Hello SRABC Supporters,
This is the first of our quarterly newsletters designed to keep you updated on what’s going on in the asset-building world, nationally, and within our four state coalitions. Much has changed since our 2015 Conference held in Biloxi. SRABC is now a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which allows us opportunities outside the conference to raise funds for operational support and special initiatives.
July 14, 2016
By Emanuel Nieves, CFED
July 13, 2016
By Kate Grumbke, Newsy
March 17, 2016
By Dedrick Muhammad, The Huffington Post
July 01, 2016
By Angela Glover, Blackwell Policy Link Yes Magazine
October 25, 2016
October 25, 2016
Check out your most current Asset Scorecard to determine how your state is doing.
September 22, 2016
By Neil Schoenherr, Washington University Center of Social Development.