An Opportunity to GiveGrande!

An Opportunity to GiveGrande!

On May 6, 2014, we are excited to join in GiveGrande, a one day chance to amplify your nonprofit donation to Prosperity Works! Matching funds will be offered from a national incentive pool of funds, plus New Mexico will also have its own, additional incentive prizes, too. The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico is hosting this 24-hour event, which will raise as much money as...

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CNM Students Embrace Savings Challenge

CNM Students Embrace Savings Challenge

The CNM Suncat Savings Challenge is an example of a very successful IDA program. In 2014, Prosperity Works and CNM have qualified hundreds of students for the 4-to-1 savings match that students may use for education, first time home buying, or to start or expand a business. In the past few weeks, CNM Connect has hosted orientations and information sessions for prospective savers, and has made a...

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A Conversation with Ona

A Conversation with Ona

Recently, our President Ona Porter was featured on “Conversations with Great Minds” with Thom Hartmann. Ona talked about poverty in our country and ways we can help.   (part 1) (part 2)

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

As we are right in the middle of the holiday season, Prosperity Works shares Vanessa’s story as a testimony to the strength of personal vision, hard work with family savings, and building a future of hope for children.  Please consider donating toward securing a home for five more families in 2014.  Consider donating $50, $100, or $500.  Your donation will immediately be multiplied 1.5 time,...

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NM’s IDA Businesses!

NM’s IDA Businesses!

Like many New Mexicans facing layoffs since the recession, Sally Moore found herself unemployed when funding was cut from her organization.  And like many New Mexicans, Sally decided it was time for something new… She was familiar with the IDA initiative; she had previously helped low income families utilize the match savings accounts to help purchase homes, go to school, or start a...

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Dreams for the Holiday…

Dreams for the Holiday…

Charity Norman grew up in Farmington, and has dreamed of owning a home in northwest New Mexico since she was a little girl.  She works for Human Services in the Child Support Division, and meets single mothers that have the same dream every day.   For the past year, she has secretly kept floor plans in her office as a constant reminder of her goal. Charity and her three sons had lived in a...

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Giving Back Starts Early

Giving Back Starts Early

Last year, our Homes for the Holidays campaign raised $5,000 which helped three more families purchase homes in New Mexico in 2013!  This year Prosperity Works hopes to raise $10,000!  We’re encouraging everyone that has donated in previous years to tell their friends or family members, that their gift can make a difference! We would especially like to recognize our youngest donor’s...

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CNM Student succeeds with an IDA

CNM Student succeeds with an IDA

Darrold Morris (a.k.a. Chef Deezie) remembers back to the time when his mom passed away from cancer, his life was changing, and all around him people were talking about going back to school and looking toward a brighter future.  A door opened for Darrold, when he was introduced to the IDA Program, at CNM by a friend.  As with any offer, he was interested, yet had his doubts. At that time he was...

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Corrales House Party with Mary Ellen & Sue raised over $5,000

Corrales House Party with Mary Ellen & Sue raised over $5,000

Long time supporters of high impact & out of poverty  initiatives, Sue Hallgarth and Mary Ellen Capek hosted a house party to raise needed dollars for one of their favorite New Mexico nonprofits: PROSPERITY WORKS.  The house party held Ocotober 27th in Corrales raised $5,825! In this time of startling and increasing gaps between those who have and those who need, Prosperity Works...

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Spend Less and Save More this Holiday Season

Spend Less and Save More this Holiday Season

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011 where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  This year, help reverse this trend and plan on spending less and saving more....

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