Initiatives

The Asset Building Coalition supports strategic initiatives in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that are designed to help individuals, families, and the community overall become more resilient to asset poverty by encouraging asset-building behaviors and activities.

Forsyth Saves

Forsyth Saves is a local savings awareness and education campaign supported in partnership with America Saves. By signing up online or by SMS message, participants receive ongoing, personalized advice, support, and encouragement on meeting their savings goals.

Forsyth Living Wage

Forsyth Living Wage is an awareness, education, and certification program for local employers. Forsyth Living Wage seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the positive impact that living wages have on individuals, families, businesses, and the community overall. By taking the living wage pledge, local employers can become certified living wage employers, a distinction that indicates their commitment to a more just and equitable local economy.

Financial Education Best Practices

The Asset Building Coalition supports local providers of financial education services in learning and adopting best practices to ensure that residents receive the highest-quality financial education possible. Participating organizations can become best practice certified.

Advocating about Asset Poverty

Asset poverty is a community-level issue that requires a coordinated, strategic, community-level response. The Asset Building Coalition is launching its inaugural advocacy agenda in 2019 to draw attention to and build support behind common sense policies and practices to alleviate asset poverty in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.