NEW recently submitted a Policy Proposal Paper to the Kellogg foundation. Read the entire Kellogg Policy Paper 2014. Below is an excerpt:
NEW sees the widening wealth gap as a call to action. As the first Latina-led affordable housing developer in the US, NEW is again prepared to provide a voice and leadership for low-income immigrant Latinas and their families, this time through policy advocacy. Drawn from the Kellogg Foundation-supported Center for Creating NEW Knowledge (CCNK) whole-family financial education work, NEW presents the following policy proposals it will lead and support starting in 2014:
Increase entrepreneurship and other asset building among low-wealth Latinas
Integrate financial education into citizenship exams, K-12 and ESL education, and case management
Include more asset building activities in calculating FICO credit scores
Let us know what you think about our proposal in the comment section below. We would love to get your feedback!