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MetLife Foundation supports the sharing of research and ideas with the financial inclusion community
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MetLife Foundation's commitment to providing underserved communities with access to knoweldge and services also supports the sharing of research and ideas with the financial inclusion community.

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Junior Achievement of New Jersey Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Welcomes First Students to JA BIZTOWN® – Where Economics are Brought to Life

MetLife Foundation's $1 million donation supports New Jersey's first-ever Mobile BizTown
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Bridgewater, N.J., June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today celebrated the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of JA BizTown®, the newest initiative of Junior Achievement of New Jersey in partnership with MetLife Foundation, designed to help fifth- and sixth-grade students meet state standards in social studies, mathematics and English. Lt. Gov. Guadagno was joined by Catherine Milone, president, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ); Bellaria Jimenez, managing director of MetLife Solutions Group; April Hawkins, program director, MetLife Foundation; Kurt R.

MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Services Working Group Focused on Testing Innovative Small-Dollar Credit Products

New Research Highlights Consumer Preferences for Key Product Features
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Chicago, IL, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – – MetLife Foundation announced its partnership with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) in support of the Small-Dollar Credit Test & Learn Working Group.

MetLife Foundation Launches Social Media Campaign for Mother's Day

#MOEM campaign thanks Moms, and supports disadvantaged working mothers
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New York, NY, May 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Ahead of Mother’s Day, MetLife is inviting social media users to say thank you to their moms through a poem, or #Moem, posted on Facebook or Twitter.  A #Moem is defined as a tribute poem to mom, preferably rhyming, that is 110 characters or less, and MetLife has even created a Facebook application called the #Moem Maker to help users get their creative juices flowing.

MetLife Foundation Donates $25,000 to Kramden Institute

Funds will help refurbish computers for schools in low-income communities in North Carolina
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MetLife Foundation has a long history of supporting education initiatives. In addition, the Foundation is committed to engaging its employees in volunteer events that further the well-being of a community. On April 17, MetLife employee volunteers from MetLife’s Global and Technology Operations joined Kramden Institute members to announce a new initiative to empower students who do not have access to technology. MetLife Foundation presented $25,000 to the Kramden Institute to help further the mission of refurbishing computers for local schools and students in need.      

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MetLife Foundation has a long history of supporting education initiatives. In addition, the Foundation is committed to engaging its employees in volunteer events that further the well-being of a community. On April 17, MetLife employee volunteers from MetLife’s Global and Technology Operations joined Kramden Institute members to announce a new initiative to empower students who do not have access to technology. MetLife Foundation presented $25,000 to the Kramden Institute to help further the mission of refurbishing computers for local schools and students in need.      

MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Four Best Intergenerational Communities

Award recipients are redefining community life by throwing out old sterotypes adn engaging residents of every age in decision-making, problem-solving, and relationship-building. The result: robust, vibrant communities
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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and Generations United today presented four communities with the 2014 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award.  The award is intended to heighten awareness of the important role that intergenerational solidarity plays in building strong, vibrant communities. The recipients are: Greater Phoenix Region, Arizona; City of Parkland, Florida; Reston, Virginia and Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin.

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.

Global Banking Alliance for Women and MetLife Foundation Partner to Develop Mentoring Program for Banks

Program will use peer learning across member banks to develop financial products and services for low-income business women
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NEW YORK, January 14, 2014/ 3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and the Global Banking Alliance for Women [GBA], a global consortium of financial institutions committed to fostering wealth creation among women, are partnering to develop and launch a mentoring program across member banks of the Alliance with the long-term goal of building financial services and products for low-income women entrepreneurs globally. This grant is part of MetLife Foundation’s $200 million, five-year commitment to fund programs and services that help advance financial inclusion.

LISC Receives $2.25 Million MetLife Foundation Grant

MetLife Foundation recently awarded LISC with a $2.25 million grant in support of LISC's efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families
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MetLife Foundation recently awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a $2.25 million grant to support LISC’s 71 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) in their efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families. The centers work with families to manage debt, find jobs, create household budgets, and get access to public benefits. The grant is part of MetLife’s five-year, $200 million commitment to financial inclusion.

Specifically, MetLife is partnering with LISC to launch a pilot program, Twin Accounts, which will focus on assisting low-income families in building their credit scores. According to LISC, an improved credit score is one of the most important steps in helping families to improve finances. It also helps provide better access to rental housing, lower insurance rates and expanded job opportunities.

Read an orginial blog by the National Housing Conference (NHC)
 

 

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MetLife Foundation recently awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a $2.25 million grant to support LISC’s 71 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) in their efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families. The centers work with families to manage debt, find jobs, create household budgets, and get access to public benefits. The grant is part of MetLife’s five-year, $200 million commitment to financial inclusion.

Specifically, MetLife is partnering with LISC to launch a pilot program, Twin Accounts, which will focus on assisting low-income families in building their credit scores. According to LISC, an improved credit score is one of the most important steps in helping families to improve finances. It also helps provide better access to rental housing, lower insurance rates and expanded job opportunities.

Read an orginial blog by the National Housing Conference (NHC)
 

 

MetLife Foundation Funds New Jersey’s First Junior Achievement BizTown®

Million Dollar Grant To Junior Achievement of New Jersey Supports A Program That Brings ‘Economics of Life’ To Life To Students
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Princeton, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – On Sunday, December 8 at MetLife Stadium, Junior Achievement of New Jersey was presented a $1 million grant by MetLife Foundation to own and operate a JA BizTown® program in the state of New Jersey.

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