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Moody's and Girls, Inc. Operate the First-Ever Data Analytics Program for Girls from Low-Income Communities

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"The future success of our global economy relies on girls having access to the education and resources they need for careers and leadership roles in finance, economics and technology....when girls are given the opportunities to reach their full potential, all of society benefits. “

-Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR at Moody’s Corporation and President of the Moody’s Foundation

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How Investing in Women Helps Everyone During a Pandemic

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by Ebony Perkins, Investor and Community Relations Manager at Self-Help Credit Union

Can women really have it all?

Women have made much progress in the last century. They gained the right to vote, currently earn a higher percentage of college degrees than male counterparts, and represent more than half of the American workforce. Despite their strides, women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic’s economic effects, and their progress is in jeopardy.

A Water Crisis Promotes Early Childhood Education and Health

How a team approach financed and constructed a new school in remarkable time.
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The potential health impact on young children in Flint, Michigan is serious. Two years ago, lead in the city’s water supply reached toxic levels and the drinking water was declared unsafe. At high levels, exposure to lead can affect almost every system in the human body. For young children, especially, it can contribute to learning and behavior problems, slow growth and physical development, and lead to hearing and speech problems. Lead exposure also has been associated with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Providing Youth in Under-Resourced Communities the Opportunity to Reach Their Full Potential Through Education

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Today, 51% of students in U.S. public schools—over 25 Million children—live in poverty. Many of the impacts of poverty—like access to healthy foods, school attendance, and stability at home—are immediate and stretch across generations. Only 9% of students from low­-income families earn a bachelor’s degree, compared to 77% of their high­ income peers. And 65% of children whose parents have no more than a high school diploma go on to live in poverty.

Financial Solutions Lab Announces Winners of $3 Million Fintech Competition

Nine Financial Technology Entrepreneurs Focused on Improving Consumer Financial Health Chosen to Join Lab Created by CFSI and JPMorgan Chase
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NEW YORK, NY, June 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Today the Financial Solutions Lab (“FinLab”) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) announced nine financial services innovators as the winners of its second competition, aimed at identifying solutions that help consumers prepare for – and weather – financial shocks. FinLab selected the winners based on their ability to improve consumers’ financial health.

MetLife Foundation and CFED Partner on Research Around Innovations in Savings

Six organizations selected for new Savings Innovation Learning Cluster
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MetLife Foundation, like CFED, believes that affordable, accessible and well-designed financial services can transform the lives of those in need. The Foundation has committed $200 million over the next five years to advancing financial inclusion around the world, and this partnership with CFED is an important step forward in meeting that goal.

Late last year, CFED announced an exciting new venture in partnership with the MetLife Foundation, the Savings Innovation Learning Cluster (SILC). SILC will seek to foster the development and testing of innovative products and strategies that facilitate savings by low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families. Through a learning cluster model, we will work with six organizations to develop, implement and evaluate their savings innovations and identify promising ideas that can then be further refined, replicated and brought to scale. Six organizations have been chosen to participate in the program.

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MetLife Foundation, like CFED, believes that affordable, accessible and well-designed financial services can transform the lives of those in need. The Foundation has committed $200 million over the next five years to advancing financial inclusion around the world, and this partnership with CFED is an important step forward in meeting that goal.

Late last year, CFED announced an exciting new venture in partnership with the MetLife Foundation, the Savings Innovation Learning Cluster (SILC). SILC will seek to foster the development and testing of innovative products and strategies that facilitate savings by low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families. Through a learning cluster model, we will work with six organizations to develop, implement and evaluate their savings innovations and identify promising ideas that can then be further refined, replicated and brought to scale. Six organizations have been chosen to participate in the program.

MetLife Foundation Commits $200 Million Over Five Years

MetLife Foundation’s New Vision Will Bring Affordable Financial Services to Underserved People Worldwide
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According to the World Bank, more than 2.5 billion people – nearly half the world’s population – live on less than $2 a day, and most live without access to basic financial services that can help build a better future. MetLife Foundation has commited $200 million over five years to provide greater access to affordable financial services that enable people to protect and improve their lives.

The press release is available in 9 languages. Scroll down to see it in - Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish.

 

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According to the World Bank, more than 2.5 billion people – nearly half the world’s population – live on less than $2 a day, and most live without access to basic financial services that can help build a better future. MetLife Foundation has commited $200 million over five years to provide greater access to affordable financial services that enable people to protect and improve their lives.

The press release is available in 9 languages. Scroll down to see it in - Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish.

 

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