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 used Individual Development Accounts, or IDAs, to save for goals like attending college, buying a house or starting a business.

Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.


Please take a few moments to watch these stories & learn more about the importance of assets!