Showing posts with label #ChildPovertyData. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #ChildPovertyData. Show all posts

Sunday, December 24, 2023

πŸ™️IMSPARK: Providing for Cities in NeedπŸ™️

πŸ™️Imagine... Providing for Cities in NeedπŸ™️


πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A society where every city provides adequate resources and opportunities for its residents, regardless of their income, education, health, or housing status.

πŸ”— Link: 

Ref Here

πŸ“š Source: 

WalletHub. (2023). Cities with the Highest and Lowest Population in Need. 

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

This report ranks 182 U.S. cities based on 28 indicators of economic hardship and social disadvantage, such as child poverty, food insecurity, uninsured rate, and homelessness.πŸ’°It reveals the stark disparities among cities in terms of the well-being and quality of life of their populations.πŸ“ŠThe report also highlights the factors that contribute to the high or low levels of need in each city, such as the local economy, public policies, social services, and community engagement. πŸ‘₯ report aims to raise awareness and inspire action to address the challenges and needs of the most vulnerable groups in our society. 



#Cities, #Resources,#ChildPovertyData,#WealthEquity, #disparities, #IMSPARK

Monday, October 2, 2023

πŸ‘Ά IMSPARK: Pacific Children's Financial Headstart πŸ‘Ά

 πŸ‘Ά Imagine Pacific Children's Financial Headstart πŸ‘Ά

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Where every child, regardless of their background, starts their life with a financial headstart. They have dedicated accounts supporting their education and future dreams.

πŸ“š Source:

Smith, J. (2023). "Empowering Pacific Youth: Lessons from the My Alfond Grant Program." Pacific Education Journal, 45(3), 123-145.

πŸ”— Link:

https://openscholarship.wustl.edu

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

Providing financial support and opportunities for Pacific children, similar to the My Alfond Grant program in Maine, can transform lives and communities. πŸ’° It's an investment in the future, ensuring that every child has the chance to succeed, regardless of their background. πŸ› ️The lessons from the My Alfond Grant program can serve as a πŸ“ valuable blueprint for implementing similar initiatives in the Pacific region. πŸŸ This can lead to increased educational attainment, reduced economic disparities, and a more prosperous future.


#headstart,#EconomicMobility,#GenerationalPoverty,#ChildPovertyData,#IMSPARK,

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

IMSPARK BABY BONDS (Video)

🎯 IMSPARK: Imagine Baby Bonds as a Means to Counter Child Poverty

 

πŸ’‘ In today's episode, we explore Baby Bonds, a proposed policy for government-funded savings accounts for children under 18, with the potential to close wealth gaps and empower children with a means to create mobile assets for the future.

 πŸŒŸ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where Baby Bonds empower savings accounts for children under 18.
With the potential to substantially close the wealth gap in the United States.
Aimed at promoting economic mobility for lower-income families and reducing child poverty.

Children have the opportunity to build assets, break the cycle of poverty, and achieve financial stability throughout their lives.

πŸ“š References:

 - Morningstar Policy Research

- Prosperity Now

- Imagine Pacific Envisioned Analysis

πŸ’Ό What's the Big Deal:

 Baby Bonds create a foundation of savings from birth, enabling the opportunity to accumulate assets and build wealth over time.

While they may not fully close existing wealth gaps, they provide a crucial starting point and a structured way to initiate savings and financial growth for those who might not have had access otherwise.

Baby Bonds offer an avenue for individuals to start building wealth and assets, particularly important for those without similar opportunities.


πŸ‘‹ Thank You for Watching IMSPARK: Imagine Baby Bonds as a Means to Counter Child Poverty! Don't forget to like, subscribe, and check out Imagine Pacific for more episodes of IMSPARK and more from the Imagine Pacific YouTube Channel.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

πŸ§’IMSPARK: Imagine….Baby Bonds as a Means to Counter Child PovertyπŸ§’

 

πŸ§’ Imagine….Baby Bonds as a Means to Counter Child PovertyπŸ§’



πŸ’‘Imagined Endstate:

Baby Bonds, a proposed policy for government-funded savings accounts for children under 18, has the potential to serve as a strategic method to close the racial wealth gap in the United States.

πŸ”— Link:

Morningstar PDF Document

πŸ“šSource:

Mitchell, L., & Szapiro, A. (2020, September). Baby Bonds: A Path to Racial Equity? Morningstar Policy Research. πŸ“Š

πŸ’₯What's the Big Deal:

πŸ’° This policy proposes a program that could promote economic mobility for lower-income families and reduce child poverty. This policy proposal analyzes the impact of Baby Bonds on the racial wealth gap using data from the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics. It reveals that Baby Bonds could significantly reduce the gap in total wealth by one-fourth and by two-thirds when excluding home equity. πŸ’ΌTo enhance equity and efficiency, the authors suggest supplemental payments for older children, investment options, and integration with college savings plans. 🌟Baby bond legislation has passed in California, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. Another eight states have introduced legislation, including Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Washington, Delaware, Nevada, and Massachusetts. The American Opportunity Accounts Act is a bill that proposes to establish tax-exempt savings accounts for American children under 18, funded by the federal government and available for specified purposes. 

#BabyBonds, #EconomicMobility, #WealthEquity, #ChildPovertyData, #Inclusion, #GenerationalPoverty,  🌈

Thursday, June 29, 2023

🌟 IMSPARK Ending Childhood Poverty! 🌟

 


🌟 Imagine... Ending Childhood Poverty! 🌟
🌍 Imagined Endstate:
Imagine a future where childhood poverty becomes a thing of the past, particularly for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) population. Every child grows up with access to basic needs, opportunities for education, and a fair chance to thrive.
πŸ“š Source:
Mishel, L., & Gould, E. (2021). Broad for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Population Don't Tell the Whole Economic Story. Economic Policy Institute.
πŸ’‘ What's the Big Deal:
Childhood poverty has far-reaching consequences, impacting children's physical and mental health, educational attainment, and future economic prospects. Addressing child poverty is crucial for achieving social equity and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. By tackling the root causes of poverty and implementing effective policies and interventions, we can create a society where all children have an equal chance to succeed.
Join us in envisioning a future without childhood poverty. Let's advocate for policies, support programs, and community initiatives that uplift families and provide a strong foundation for every child's well-being and future. Together, we can turn this vision into a reality! πŸŒŸπŸ’™πŸ‘§πŸ‘¦ #ImaginePacific #EndChildhoodPoverty

πŸ₯ IMSPARK.: a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯

πŸ₯ Imagine... a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯   πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:   A Pacific community where every individual, rega...