- Field of Interest:
- Financial Literacy and Veterans, Social Services
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.
The Smart Consumer program teaches financial education to women to increase their economic security and build assets over the long term.