When her daughter’s fourth-grade education became increasingly dependent on internet access three years ago, Jamillah Lamb, a director on Capital One’s Community Finance team, had one of those lightbulb moments. While she could provide her daughter with devices and in-home internet and digital access, what about those families who couldn’t?
At its most basic, education is about uplifting the individual. That means providing the tools and knowledge necessary to give people choices about their futures and a chance to be productive, and hopefully happy, in their lives and work.
Between the economic downturn and COVID-19, consumers are under immense financial pressure at a time when it’s more important than ever to think about saving money and planning for a stronger, post-pandemic recovery. Even amid such great uncertainty, there are still ways to save, get control of debt and credit, and boost financial well-being.
There is a natural desire, born of uncertainty and anxiety, to see 2020 as an anomaly: a unique moment in time when an unprecedented global pandemic has forced us to radically alter our daily lives. What’s more, these events have opened another window into the disparities that exist in our communities — from access to health care and education, to racial injustice.
Nearly 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment as governments impose stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. While the number of cost-burdened renters reaches near record highs and the supply of low-cost rentals dips to all-time lows, the need for affordable housing is more urgent than ever.
The U.S. has a shortage of around 7 million affordable housing units for renters whose household incomes fall below the poverty line, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. As Americans struggle to find affordable housing, homelessness is on the rise across the country. On any given night, more than 560,000 Americans find themselves homeless, per a 2019 point-in-time count.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognizes the nation’s employers that offer the best adoption benefits to employees.
This year, Capital One jumped 30 spots on the list to take over as the #2 company in the country. Today we share the story they submitted from a family grateful for the benefits that allowed them to expand their family.
After an 11-year journey, in 2016 Jeff Fulford, Compliance Advisor Senior Manager, and his wife adopted daughters, Anna and Fei-Fei, from China.