Financial Inclusion

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Welcomes First Students to JA BIZTOWN® – Where Economics are Brought to Life

MetLife Foundation's $1 million donation supports New Jersey's first-ever Mobile BizTown
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Bridgewater, N.J., June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today celebrated the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of JA BizTown®, the newest initiative of Junior Achievement of New Jersey in partnership with MetLife Foundation, designed to help fifth- and sixth-grade students meet state standards in social studies, mathematics and English. Lt. Gov. Guadagno was joined by Catherine Milone, president, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ); Bellaria Jimenez, managing director of MetLife Solutions Group; April Hawkins, program director, MetLife Foundation; Kurt R.

MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Services Working Group Focused on Testing Innovative Small-Dollar Credit Products

New Research Highlights Consumer Preferences for Key Product Features
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Chicago, IL, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – – MetLife Foundation announced its partnership with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) in support of the Small-Dollar Credit Test & Learn Working Group.

Three Children International Youth Selected as Finalists for the CYFI Youth Award in the Category of Entrepreneurship

Children International Youth Will Attend the 2014 CYFI Youth Meeting at the United Nations and UNICEF Headquarters to Address Financial Inclusion and Economic Citizenship for Children and Youth
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Kansas City, MO, May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Three Children International youth have been selected as finalists for the Children & Youth Finance International (CYFI) Youth Award in the category of Entrepreneurship. Two of these youth will travel to New York City on May 21-23 to participate in the CYFI Youth Meeting at the United Nations and UNICEF headquarters.

BSR’s HERfinance Expands to Mexico with Investments from Bloomberg and Disney

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San Francisco, May 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - BSR has received a contribution from Bloomberg LP to support the expansion of HERfinance, BSR’s financial inclusion initiative, to Mexico.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report

Citi surpasses $50 billion climate initiative target three years early, achieves 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal
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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

MetLife Foundation, Generations United Present Awards to America's Four Best Intergenerational Communities

Award recipients are redefining community life by throwing out old sterotypes adn engaging residents of every age in decision-making, problem-solving, and relationship-building. The result: robust, vibrant communities
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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and Generations United today presented four communities with the 2014 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award.  The award is intended to heighten awareness of the important role that intergenerational solidarity plays in building strong, vibrant communities. The recipients are: Greater Phoenix Region, Arizona; City of Parkland, Florida; Reston, Virginia and Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin.

LISC Receives $2.25 Million MetLife Foundation Grant

MetLife Foundation recently awarded LISC with a $2.25 million grant in support of LISC's efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families
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MetLife Foundation recently awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a $2.25 million grant to support LISC’s 71 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) in their efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families. The centers work with families to manage debt, find jobs, create household budgets, and get access to public benefits. The grant is part of MetLife’s five-year, $200 million commitment to financial inclusion.

Specifically, MetLife is partnering with LISC to launch a pilot program, Twin Accounts, which will focus on assisting low-income families in building their credit scores. According to LISC, an improved credit score is one of the most important steps in helping families to improve finances. It also helps provide better access to rental housing, lower insurance rates and expanded job opportunities.

Read an orginial blog by the National Housing Conference (NHC)
 

 

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MetLife Foundation recently awarded Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a $2.25 million grant to support LISC’s 71 Financial Opportunity Centers (FOC) in their efforts to develop long-term financial stability for low-income families. The centers work with families to manage debt, find jobs, create household budgets, and get access to public benefits. The grant is part of MetLife’s five-year, $200 million commitment to financial inclusion.

Specifically, MetLife is partnering with LISC to launch a pilot program, Twin Accounts, which will focus on assisting low-income families in building their credit scores. According to LISC, an improved credit score is one of the most important steps in helping families to improve finances. It also helps provide better access to rental housing, lower insurance rates and expanded job opportunities.

Read an orginial blog by the National Housing Conference (NHC)
 

 

MetLife Foundation Funds New Jersey’s First Junior Achievement BizTown®

Million Dollar Grant To Junior Achievement of New Jersey Supports A Program That Brings ‘Economics of Life’ To Life To Students
Press Release

Princeton, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – On Sunday, December 8 at MetLife Stadium, Junior Achievement of New Jersey was presented a $1 million grant by MetLife Foundation to own and operate a JA BizTown® program in the state of New Jersey.

LISC and MetLife Foundation Partner to Help Low-Income Families Build Stable Financial Futures

Multi-million dollar commitment supports LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers in 30 cities in the U.S.
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BOSTON, December 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ — MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation [LISC], a national nonprofit focused on revitalizing underserved communities, are partnering to help low-income families build a stronger path to a secure financial future.

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Partner to Provide Financial Knowledge and Resources to Low-Income Families with Young Children

MetLife Foundation Makes a Multimillion Dollar Commitment over Five Years to Sesame Workshop for a Global Financial Capability Program
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MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop partner to advance financial capability to low to moderate-income families with young children around the world. This $20 million dollars, five year committment will initally rollout in Brazil, China, India and Mexico. View the video to see how MetLife and Sesame Workshop will work to educate and empower families on saving and planning for a secure financial future.

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MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop partner to advance financial capability to low to moderate-income families with young children around the world. This $20 million dollars, five year committment will initally rollout in Brazil, China, India and Mexico. View the video to see how MetLife and Sesame Workshop will work to educate and empower families on saving and planning for a secure financial future.

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