UPDATE: You can view the May 16th Innovating Financial Access Youth Presentation here.

There is a startling gap in fiscal knowledge and resources for young people living in Oakland’s low-income neighborhoods. Many young people are growing up in “financial deserts”: communities and neighborhoods without adequate access to banks or quality, future-oriented financial services. As a result, Alternatives in Action and MyPath have teamed up to provide more opportunities for youth to engage in financial literacy and become enrolled in banking services as they enter their first paid employment experiences.

Following the April 2015 White Paper, Innovating Financial Access with Youth: Increasing Financial Literacy and Access to Break the Cycle of Poverty, Alternatives in Action’s Financial Access Youth Educators program continues to provide opportunities for Oakland youth to participate in financial education and literacy. On May 16th Alternatives in Action and MyPath will host a community convening designed to stimulate the conversation around economic opportunities for Oakland’s young people. During this convening, youth leaders will share results from their Teens & Money survey findings and engage with industry experts, stakeholders, and other youth to further the discussion and develop solutions in this sphere.

For this event, Alternatives in Action is inviting 60 community members who are the best thinkers we know to help shape emergent strategies in economic access for youth and help close the financial literacy gap for youth.

Community Convening 2018:

  • When: Wednesday, May 16th
  • Where: East Bay Community Foundation – Plaza A

             353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

About Financial Access Youth Educators

In partnership with MyPath, Alternatives in Action’s Financial Access Youth Educators (FAYE) program creates equitable job opportunities for young people and youth of color while creating economic sustainability, a diverse workforce, and providing financial education for teens that supports breaking the cycles of poverty.