Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley talks with Ona on Prosperity Works

Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley talks with Ona on Prosperity Works

Originally published: Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 12:02am, Albuquerque Journal. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Washington-based think tanks that are generally on opposite sides of the ideological divide collaborated to find a consensus approach to reducing poverty in our nation. The plan, published last year by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, emphasizes among other...

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Golf Tournament Next Thursday!

Golf Tournament Next Thursday!

Join us next Thursday, September 22, 2016, for the 4th Annual Rio Grande Credit Union Golf Classic! Starts at 1 p.m. Registration includes participation in a 4 person scramble, dinner, range balls and cart.  This will be an exciting tournament! Some other exciting perks to the tourney: It will be scramble tourney, a raffle will be associated with the tourney, and, yes, there will be...

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Development Director

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Development Director

Prosperity Works builds the capacity of families and organizations with personal, social and financial assets, and advocates for policies and practices that support economic prosperity for all New Mexicans. Our work is designed to free people from poverty by changing the systems that lead people into poverty and keep them there. It does this by helping low and moderate income populations create...

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The Story of Asset Building in New Mexico  

The Story of Asset Building in New Mexico  

The greatest promise of our nation is our people:  everyday Americans work hard and aspire to achieve the modest dream of making a living, providing for their families, and making a contribution to their community.  However, in this economic climate, our dreams are in danger as too many hard-working Americans are struggling to make ends meet. Some of us have savings, lines of credit,...

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Putt for Prosperity Works!!!

Putt for Prosperity Works!!!

Join us next Thursday, September 22, 2016, for the 4th Annual Rio Grande Credit Union Golf Classic! Starts at 1 p.m..  Registration includes participation in a 4 person scramble, dinner, range balls and cart.  This will be an exciting tournament! Some other exciting perks to the tourney: It will be scramble tourney, a raffle will be associated with the tourney, and, yes, there will be...

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CHASING THE DREAM: Building Family Assets

CHASING THE DREAM: Building Family Assets

Originally aired May 20, 2016 on NM PBS, NM In Focus – Last Friday, PBS, New Mexico in Focus, & correspondent Megan Kamerick brought us an inside look at the IDA Program and the Child Savings Accounts program and how participants have seen changes in their lives that go far beyond greater financial security. Highlighted are some individuals and families in New Mexico that are using, or...

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Sarah Silverman has it right!

Sarah Silverman has it right!

Hello there~   Recently Sarah Silverman asked her 8.26 million followers to invent an app that rounds up your change and sends it to causes – take a look: Sarah Silverman has it right!   And then… she discovered the new tool that Prosperity Works is using to collect spare change called MyChange:   Prosperity Works is partnering with MyChange because Sarah is right – if we all...

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Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley talks with Ona on Prosperity Works

Albuquerque Journal’s Winthrop Quigley talks with Ona on Prosperity Works

Originally published: Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 12:02am, Albuquerque Journal. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Washington-based think tanks that are generally on opposite sides of the ideological divide collaborated to find a consensus approach to reducing poverty in our nation.   The plan, published last year by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, emphasizes among...

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Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State!

Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State!

Predatory Lending in NM – Bad for our State! Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Featured, News, Take Action New Mexico cannot afford predatory loans. It is absolutely necessary for the Legislature to put a cap on the interest rates of these lenders.       PLEASE  take a look at the VIDEO produced by filmmaker Daniel Sonis in conjunction with the New Mexico Fair Lending...

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Sharon is Movin’ on UP!

Sharon is Movin’ on UP!

After 12 years of leadership with Prosperity Works, Senior Vice President, Sharon Henderson has taken a job in Washington DC!   The contributions that she has made to asset development in NM and the Nation have been immeasurable! We might even call her the mother of Individual Development Accounts (IDA’s) in New Mexico because she not only wrote our state’s legislation, she designed,...

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