New Economics for Women

New Economics for Women
Program Name: 
Smart Consumer
Grant Year: 
2011
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Interest Area: 
Financial Literacy and Veterans
Grant Purpose: 

The Smart Consumer program teaches financial education to women to increase their economic security and build assets over the long term.

Description: 

Founded in 1985, New Economics for Women (NEW) works to reduce poverty by creating and building wealth opportunities for families and neighborhoods. Its mission is to create economic and educational opportunities for single parents, families, and disinvested communities. This is achieved by: 1) building quality affordable housing with on-site services; 2) helping single parents develop strategies for success; and 3) helping communities develop strategies and gain resources to eliminate poverty.

Grant Quote: 

"The Jewish Community Foundation Grant is enabling us to empower families with financial tools for a better future."

-Marlene Alvarez, Smart Consumer Coordinator, New Economics for Women