We are a coalition of nonprofit organizations working in Mecklenburg County who share a belief and commitment to helping families get on, and stay on, a path to greater financial security, including living wage income and asset building. Our purpose is to connect local nonprofit leaders seeking to create improved financial security for constituents in order to share strategies, identify gaps, find points of intersection, and leverage local, statewide, and national best practices.
Bounded by the knowledge that increasing economic mobility requires more than one local human services agency, our vision is the improved financial security for all families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The ability to weather financial emergencies, share equitably in economic opportunity, and plan for a brighter future is a vision shared by all coalition partners through our differing individual missions.
For more information, contact Stephanie Cooper-Lewter at [email protected].
Wells Fargo Foundation has announced a grant of $250,000 designated to support the collaborative work of Financial Security CLT. Coalition members work collaboratively through advocacy to help families get on, and stay on, a path to greater financial security.Read More
Weathering a financial storm is essential for all families to build towards a stronger future. New data about the financial health of our state highlights where disparities exist that prevent individuals and families from reaching economic freedom in five areas: financial assets and income, businesses and jobs, homeownership and housing, health care and education.Read More
International Women’s Day is a great day to reflect on the too-often-unrecognized achievements of women around the world and to acknowledge the significant challenges they must overcome.Read More
The 2019 Prosperity Now Scorecard ranks North Carolina 41st out of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in terms of the financial health of residents. The Scorecard calculates 52 outcome measures such as household income, access to credit, and net worth.Read More
“Economic mobility” is the centerpiece of nearly every Charlotte-centered conversation these days. Wondering why? Here’s the report that started it all: “Where is the Land of Opportunity?: The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S.”, by researchers at Harvard and UC-Berkeley.Read More