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Education & Economic Mobility

PocketChange

Pocket Change
Consumer Financial Services, Financial Capability & Education, Education & Economic Mobility

The center pilots a new financial capability program, Pocket Change, designed to help low-income youth in North Carolina develop financial socialization skills that enable them to become financially secure adults.

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Bridges2Success
Education & Economic Mobility
Research funded by Urban Investment Strategies Center

Center experts provide research and program management support for Bridges2Success, an early childhood-to-career research and education initiative focused on helping males of color achieve academic and life success.

Bridge2Success

Increasing College Retention and Educational Attainment in North Carolina
Consumer Financial Services, Education & Economic Mobility
Research funded by Lumina Foundation for Education

The center collaborated with six N.C. minority-serving educational institutions to build successful models for enhancing student retention and graduation rates, particularly among males of color.

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Improving Financial Literacy for Minority College Students
Consumer Financial Services, Education & Economic Mobility
Research funded by Jessie Ball duPont Foundation

Researchers assess the feasibility of establishing college campus programs to improve students' financial knowledge and reduce dropouts due to financial hardships.

Living Cities

Expanded Income and Educational Attainment in Ohio
Consumer Financial Services, Education & Economic Mobility
Research funded by Living Cities

The center worked with Living Cities, a philanthropic collaborative, to convene policymakers, funders and nonprofit organizations and create policy agendas that enhance income and support better college preparation and success.


The UNC Center for Community Capital conducts research and policy analysis on ways to make financial services work better for more people and communities.

 

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