New Allstate Foundation video series shines light on signs of financial abuse ahead of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Terera[i] was two months pregnant before she realized she was being financially abused.
She was the one who paid the bills, but her husband would often physically block her from going to work. When she had the baby early and took a longer-than-expected maternity leave, she was forced to use her retirement savings to pay the family’s rent. With her husband unwilling to get a job, she had to apply for public assistance. But even then, her husband withheld critical information Terera needed to get financial help.
Provocative campaign aims to raise awareness of financial abuse and promote a national dialogue around a ‘taboo’ topic
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The signs of financial abuse are often invisible, from extreme restrictions on spending to blocked access to bank accounts or ruined credit. Nearly 50% of Americans are unaware that financial abuse is a form of domestic violence, and nearly one-third find the topic of domestic violence taboo – up 10% since 2014 – according to a 2018 national survey by The Allstate Foundation.
Findings underscore link between social and emotional learning and academic performance
CHICAGO, November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Released today, a report titled Respected: Perspectives of Youth on High School & Social and Emotional Learning, shows that more than three-quarters (77 percent) of recent high school students believe their schools could have done a better job of helping students develop key social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, which are particularly needed at this time of national division, rising violence, anxiety and historic levels of mistrust. It also shows the U.S.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation today announced a five-year, $45 million commitment to empower millions of youth to build social and emotional learning skills like resilience, self-awareness and conflict resolution. “Empowering young people by harnessing their talents and passions will build a better world,” said Allstate Chairman, President and CEO Tom Wilson.
Video release marks start of the fifth annual Allstate Foundation Purple Purse® Challenge to benefit domestic violence survivors
NORTHBROOK, Ill., October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation, today debuted a public service announcement featuring tennis champion, philanthropist and Allstate Foundation Purple Purse program ambassador Serena Williams. Titled “Invisible Weapon,” the new video aims to bring awareness to financial abuse, a controlling tactic frequently used by domestic violence abusers and one of the primary reasons victims stay in or return to abusive relationships.
Created with the Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management, the program helps strengthen communities
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation announced today the expansion of The Allstate Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Center, an online and in-person nonprofit leadership development program offering free curriculum for all nonprofit professionals. The curriculum, developed by the Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University, covers topics including leadership, management and stakeholder engagement.
Funds provide domestic violence survivors with vital financial empowerment tools to help them break free from abusive relationships
NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation announced today it is awarding $1.25 million in Moving Ahead grants to state domestic violence coalitions under its Purple Purse® initiative. The grants will enable the coalitions to provide financial empowerment resources for nearly 500,000 domestic violence survivors to help them break free from abuse.
Murals across the country to spotlight an issue too often hidden in plain sight
NORTHBROOK, Ill.,June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, together with program ambassador and tennis champion Serena Williams, today announced a national street art campaign to educate the public about domestic violence and make the invisible weapon of financial abuse visible to all.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Allstate Insurance Company announced today that it was named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes Allstate as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States.