Researchers Study Prosperity Kids™

Researchers Study Prosperity Kids™

This month Prosperity Works hosts two teams of researchers studying the impact of Prosperity Kids,™ our child savings account initiative.   National experts on Child Savings Accounts  from Kansas University, School of  Social Welfare, overseen by Dr William Elliot III, a leading researcher in the field of children’s savings and college matriculation and success. Dr. Elliott is...

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KU & UNM Researchers Here to Study Prosperity Kids™

KU & UNM Researchers Here to Study Prosperity Kids™

This month Prosperity Works hosts two teams of researchers studying the impact of Prosperity Kids,™ our child savings account initiative. National experts on Child Savings Accounts from Kansas University, School of Social Welfare, overseen by Dr William Elliot III, a leading researcher in the field of children’s savings and college matriculation and success. Dr. Elliott is also the...

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Susan Morrison, CFP, PW’s First “Cultivator”

Susan Morrison, CFP, PW’s First “Cultivator”

Thank you, Susan Morrison, new Prosperity Works board member, for becoming our first “Cultivator” by donating $100.00 a month to PW.  $100 a month seeds 1 new Child Savings Account per month or 10 new Family Emergency Accounts. $100 provides match money so New Mexicans can buy a house, start or build a business, or get post-secondary education.  In short, $100 goes far! As a Certified...

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Ona on Loan Sharks

Ona on Loan Sharks

  Click here to watch Ona Porter on Insight New Mexico, with VB Price.

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A Yellow House with a Blue Door

A Yellow House with a Blue Door

My Journey to Home Ownership In August of 2010, my mother called to tell me she’d signed us up for a Homebuyer Education class through ECHO. I thought my mother had lost her marbles because she already owned a home and I was a single mom with no credit to speak of so there was no way in the world I was going to become a homebuyer. Rather than tell my mom she was crazy, though, I went to the...

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Urgent: NM Senate Bill 72

Urgent: NM Senate Bill 72

Please Act NOW! Senate Bill 72, a 36% cap on Predatory Lending goes before Committee this afternoon at 2 pm.  If you can make only two calls, Senators Phil Griego and Clemente Sanchez should be the ones you call! Thank you for your advocacy in this critical issue! The average for storefront loans in our state is 300%!!! Stop the bullies who are preying on our most desperate citizens. The...

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Dear Friends, Did you know that kids from families who own their own home are more likely to graduate from high school? And less likely to become pregnant as teens? Homeownership is a powerful stabilizing factor for families, for neighborhoods, for entire communities. Home ownership not only gives a sense of pride in accomplishment, but a viable path to a stable and successful financial future...

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The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

This week Prosperity Works will join two key partners – the Rio Grande Credit Union and the Partnership for Community Action – to celebrate another stride in ensuring New Mexicans have access to the assets that will enable them to thrive; the “Prosperity Kids” initiative will celebrate its 100th “Prosperity Kid” to open a savings account this Thursday, October 30 at 2pm at the Rio...

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Fathers Building Futures

Fathers Building Futures

Please join our friends and partners PB&J Family Services for Fathers Building Futures, an economic development initiative for fathers demonstrating professional promise. FBF provides affordable, meaningful and useful services to the community by training fathers in Auto Detailing, Mobile Power Washing and Custom Woodworking. Visit their site Fathers Building Futures for more information,...

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Give Grande By The Numbers

Give Grande By The Numbers

Give Grande was a huge success – with $873,000 raised (including matching funds) for New Mexico nonprofits. Prosperity Works is grateful to have received $10,400 from 117 donors during that one day in May. We were the top nonprofit in the Leadership and Equality category! Thanks again for taking part in it – click here to see an infographic of the Give Grande results, or click here...

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