Small Businesses (SB) create 1.5M jobs per year, and COVID-19 is having a negative impact on most of them. Under COVID-19, 35% of SB closed doors. For Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs, the prospects are more negative as 41% of Black-owned SB are closing in the same period. These two groups are also disproportionately affected by rising unemployment. This challenge proposes pilots in WA, MD, OK.
Older Americans represent 25% of the total workforce in the U.S. There is a need for workforce planning strategies to ensure continued delivery of critical services, and to keep millions of elderly Americans out of poverty.
High-quality childcare provides a powerful two-generation approach to building the human capital that a prosperous and sustainable America requires. It supports parents: increasing completion of postsecondary education, raising labor force participation, increasing workforce productivity, and helping businesses attract and retain talent.
While Investing apps were created to democratize access to banking and investing, the lack of financial literacy, paired with gamification of investing, anchored on behavioral psychology nudges is creating serious mental health, financial and social issues across vulnerable populations in the US.
574 Native Nations served by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) possess an abundance of cultural and intellectual assets supported by immense land bases replete with natural resources, yet many Tribes experience high rates of unemployment and poverty. Mniwozan Mission Investing Guarantee Pool - MMIGP, will generate locally-controlled private capital to build resilient local food economies.
Aiming to support highly impactful entrepreneurs with know-how, business tools, and the right networks can take their operations to the next level and scale their impact.
A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. Surgeries are deliberately relaxed. There are no presentations, no jargon, and no lectures.
Legacy of slavery research has branched out into an important new niche in social science research by making empirical connections between the trans-Atlantic slave trade and contemporary social outcomes. However, the vast majority of this research examines Black-white inequality or Black disadvantage without devoting corresponding attention to the other side of inequality: white advantage.
Union membership in the US has dropped by two-thirds in the last 50 years. At the same time, our perceptions of a career and our overwhelmingly more mobile and agile workforce are changing the definitions of employment. Combined, we’ve all lost some of the collective bargaining power that protects workers from unfair labour practices.
Access to formal financial services, or being financially included, allows individuals the opportunity to plan, save, and stabilize their financial lives. Mobile Money is one way to bring financial security to many, however, with nuanced characteristics in each country and distinct financial systems and economy, mobile money adoption and usage is varied.