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Reports, Articles, Etc.

Academic / Policy Papers (Forthcoming)

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Initiatives / Websites


Ariel Mutual Funds

Ariel/Schwab Surveys – African Americans and Investing - 1998-2004


CNBC News: "Ariel Community Academy 6th Graders - Veteran Investors!"

Black Business Network - Drumbeats Magazine


Black Enterprise – Black Wealth Initiative

Black Enterprise – Wealth-building Books, Etc.


Black Enterprise - 2004 Financial Empowerment Seminar Series

Black Entertainment Television (BET) and America Saves – ‘Black America Saves’ Initiative.

Black American Personal Wealth: Current Status. Report. Stephen Brobeck. Consumer Federation of America. August 2002.


Black Americans Hold Much Less Wealth Than Other Americans. Press Release. Consumer Federation of America, Washington, D.C., August 29, 2002


'Black America Saves' Initiative Heats Up. Stacy Gilliam. August 30, 2002.

Blackstocks Development Corporation

Black Wealth Initiative - BlackBusinessList.Com


Black Wealth Network - SBK Brooks Investment Corporation &


Black Wealth Online


Building Wealth Tour. National Black Chamber of Commerce, in association with Lord Abbett & New York Life


Coalition of Black Investors


Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. - With Ownership, Wealth (WOW) Initiative

With Ownership, Wealth (WOW). Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and William Jefferson

2004 CBCF Financial Freedom Challenge

Creative Investment Research

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Homeownership Initiative


Finance and the African American Family (FAAF) –


Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)


Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy


NAACP & Bank of America - Financial Empowerment Initiative


National Black United Fund - A Trust For The Future Campaign


National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Household International & and the National Council on Economic Education - Financial Literacy Project

National Foundation For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

National Urban League (NUL) - Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs

National Urban League (NUL) & Altria Group, Inc. - Know Your Money™ Program


U.S.: Citigroup and the National Urban League Announce National Partnership to Improve Financial Education in Communities They Serve. July 16, 2004

National Urban League (NUL) & Investment Company Institute (ICI) Education Foundation – ‘Investing for Success’ Campaign

National Urban League, ICI Education Foundation Launch Investing for Success Campaign. Press Release. Washington, DC. May 18, 2000.

National Urban League / Stonehenge Capital Empowerment Fund

Press Release: Stonehenge Capital and National Urban League to Form $127.5 Million Community Investment Fund. May 6, 2004.

1000 Churches Connected

"Lifting blacks' faith in the markets". Dina Temple-Raston. The New York Times. December 8, 2002. Jesse Jackson-led One Thousand Churches Connected works to get African Americans to invest in the markets.

Operation HOPE, Inc.

Operation HOPE and Citigroup Announce Partnership in the "Banking on Our Future" Financial Literacy Program. April 21, 2004. Washington, DC.


Banking on Our Future in Atlanta! ING and Operation Hope, Inc., Unite to Teach Inner-City Kids the ABCs of Managing Money. Banking class in Atlanta schools empowers young people with the skills they need to manage their financial futures. Atlanta, May 19, 2004.

New America Foundation - Asset Building Program


Building Assets: Creating a Culture of Savers and Investors.  Ray Boshara and Anne Stuhldreher. California Journal. New America Foundation. January 1, 2005 

Use Tax Refunds to Help Americans Save. Anne Stuhldreher and Reid Cramer. The Christian Science Monitor. December 30, 2004

Achieving A More Inclusive Ownership Society. Reid Cramer. The San Diego Union Tribune. October 29, 2004

Savings Policy for the Poor: Can the Poor Become Part of an Ownership Society? New America Foundation. November 19, 2004

The Widening Wealth Gap: How The Recession and Jobless Recovery Are Affecting Hispanic Households. New America Foundation. October 28, 2004

Bootstrap Capitalism: Expanding Assets, Financial Services, and Opportunity in Low-Income Communities. New America Foundation. September 17, 2004


Policy Options to Encourage Savings and Asset Building by Low-Income Americans. Ray Boshara and Reid Cramer. New America Foundation. January 28, 2004      


Financing Strategies for Learning and Asset Development. Ray Boshara and Reid Cramer. New America Foundation. October 1, 2003.  While the evidence strongly suggests that assets are worth accumulating for both economic and social reasons, this begs the question, how can the poor possibly accumulate assets? To answer this question, we closely examine the U.S. experience with Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), which has demonstrated the potential of the poor to save and build assets.


Net Worth at Birth: Creating a National System for Savings and Asset Building with American Stakeholder Accounts. Reid Cramer, Research Director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation.



Related Links


America Saves. Consumer Federation of America

America Saves: Newspaper Stories – Local Campaigns

Association of African American Financial Advisors


Financial Empowerment Clearinghouse – New York State Banking Department


National Association of Investors Corp.

National Partnership for Financial Empowerment (NPFE)



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