BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:MFA Housing New Mexico Events VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY;CHARSET=utf-8:Join CFED and the First Nations Development Institute for a webinar to learn more about financial capability programs serving Native communities. Tribes and Native American nonprofits are pioneering new and innovative financial capability programs that empower tribal citizens to take control of their financial futures. First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), working in partnership with the Northwest Area Foundation, has just released a new report documenting these programs and identifying promising practices and areas for growth. Titled "Building Assets and Building Futures: Financial Capability Programs in Native Communities," this report provides an overview of recent research on financial literacy and financial services in Native communities, and then presents data on financial capability programs serving a broad range of communities in the Northwest Area Foundation region. Among the 75 Native nations in the Northwest Area Foundation region, at least half are served by some type of financial education program, 20 have an Individual Development Account program 48 have a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and at least 33 are served by a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). During the webinar, findings from the paper will be shared, and recommendations for supporting effective financial capability programs will be discussed. Community practitioners will present informaiton about their work building financial capability programs to serve a reservation-based audience. For more information and to register click here. DESCRIPTION;CHARSET=utf-8:Join CFED and the First Nations Development Institute for a webinar to learn more about financial capability programs serving Native communities. Tribes and Native American nonprofits are pioneering new and innovative financial capability programs that empower tribal citizens to take control of their financial futures. First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), working in partnership with the Northwest Area Foundation, has just released a new report documenting these programs and identifying promising practices and areas for growth. Titled "Building Assets and Building Futures: Financial Capability Programs in Native Communities," this report provides an overview of recent research on financial literacy and financial services in Native communities, and then presents data on financial capability programs serving a broad range of communities in the Northwest Area Foundation region. Among the 75 Native nations in the Northwest Area Foundation region, at least half are served by some type of financial education program, 20 have an Individual Development Account program 48 have a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and at least 33 are served by a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). During the webinar, findings from the paper will be shared, and recommendations for supporting effective financial capability programs will be discussed. Community practitioners will present informaiton about their work building financial capability programs to serve a reservation-based audience. For more information and to register click here. LOCATION;CHARSET=utf-8:Webinar UID:20150212-477@housingnm.com URL:http://housingnm.org/events/ical/477 DTSTART:20150212T130000 DTSTAMP:20150212T130000 DTEND:20150212T140000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR