Prosperity Works receives $750,000.00 grant from W.K. Kellogg (WKKF) Foundation

Prosperity Works receives $750,000.00 grant from W.K. Kellogg (WKKF) Foundation

  Prosperity Works is pleased to announce it has received a $750,000.00 grant from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to expand our work in New Mexico. These funds will support asset building opportunities to New Mexicans.  Through a statewide network of community based organizations, Prosperity Works develops and deploys high impact strategies that remove barriers and create...

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Support a Strong CFPB!

The loan sharks are circling!  Unlike sharks in the sea, these guys are really dangerous and they’re coming after us by working to take the lifeguard off the beach.   We’re talking about the financial sharks – big bank sharks like Wells Fargo that got caught opening fraudulent accounts without their customers’ knowledge; payday sharks that strip *billions* of dollars out of...

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IDA FUNDING! CALL TODAY!

For more than 10 years we here at Prosperity Works have been offering the opportunity to New Mexican’s to be freed from poverty through an asset building tool we call Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s). We match family savings $4 to their $1 for the purchase of a first home, to capitalize a small business or for post secondary education. In just the last five days, Prosperity...

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In the mean time, SMILE.

Shark Hunters! Well, you know what we did in the legislative session! All storefront products swept under the same reporting requirements and the 175% all in rate! Progress, NOT Victory, but this expected to save New Mexicans $500M over the next two years. BUT THAT IS NOT ALL! Many of you know that we have been working to implement an employer based product that is 24.9% called TrueConnect....

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Wrong CHOICE Act scheduled for a vote tomorrow!

Wrong CHOICE Act scheduled for a vote tomorrow!

Members of the House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on a dangerous piece of legislation that has the potential to cause immense harm to working families and retirees, all in the name of lining the pockets of big banks and Wall Street billionaires. The so-called Financial CHOICE Act (HR 10) would radically roll back the rules put in place after the 2008 financial crisis to keep big banks...

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Constant Investor – Myra Ghattas

Constant Investor – Myra Ghattas

Seeing that the things that she is most passionate about are family, community, diversity, and growing educational opportunities, it is no surprise that Myra Ghattas of Slate Street Café continues to give to Prosperity Works year after year. Being a leader in the food and beverage industry, choosing to source food and services locally, and being a mentor to new entrepreneurs, she places a high...

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ARELLANA CORDERO – WOMAN OF INFLUENCE

ARELLANA CORDERO – WOMAN OF INFLUENCE

  ARELLANA CORDERO NAMED WOMAN OF INFLUENCE IN NEW MEXICO   Arellana Cordero, Executive Vice President and CFO of Southwest Capital Bank and a PROSPERITY WORKS Board member, has been honored by Albuquerque Business First as one of 21 NM Women of Influence for 2017.  She was chosen from among 250 nominees and 120 final applicants for this annual community leadership...

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Leslie Elgood – Supporter and more!

Leslie Elgood – Supporter and more!

  She doesn’t quite remember when she first began giving to Prosperity Works, but Leslie Elgood remembers being one of the millions of kids who Trick or Treated for Unicef in the 50’s. On Halloween, she and her sister would collect pennies for Unicef instead of candy. She appreciates her mother’s wisdom about giving: “Since we earned a living from the people in the community, it was...

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Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2017

Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2017

By Tammy G. Bruzon, America Saves   America Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. This America Saves Week, try these five simple steps to help yourself save automatically...

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ACTION NEEDED! “State Employee Loan Repayment” Bill

URGENT – CALL TO ACTION!! We need alternatives to HIGH INTEREST LOANS in New Mexico! SUPPORT SB 166! Senate Bill 166 (Requiring the State to provide LOW-COST LOANS TO STATE EMPLOYEES) will be heard in the Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee on Friday, 2/17 at 2 pm in Room 311.     Please call or email your Senators and Representatives and let them know that...

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