The mission of the Asset Building Program is to significantly broaden access to economic resources through increased savings and asset ownership, thereby providing families with enhanced economic security, a direct stake in the commonwealth, and the means to pursue their aspirations.

The Soup to Nuts Approach to Financing College

Asset Building

The presidential campaign trail is littered with ideas for making college more affordable. Rachel Black, William Elliott III, and Melinda Lewis explain what’s missing from these proposals and why it could be a game-changer.

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article | August 21, 2015 | Asset Building
Asset Building News Week, August 17 - August 21

Asset Building News Week, August 17 - August 21

The Asset Building News Week is a weekly Friday feature from New America's Asset Building Program. It is designed to help readers keep up with news and developments in the asset building field. This week's topics include whether education protects wealth, erratic schedules and volatile incomes, and how inherited genes impact economic prospects.

press release | August 05, 2015 | Asset Building
New Report Examines Promising New Approach to Boosting Educational Achievement and Economic Mobility

New Report Examines Promising New Approach to Boosting Educational Achievement and Economic Mobility

New America’s Asset Building Program and the Center for Assets, Education and Inclusion (AEDI) at the University of Kansas jointly released a package of reports exploring the potential of college savings and Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) to promote greater opportunity and economic mobility through increased college attendance and completion.