PCA believes we must address the wealth gap experienced by those most disadvantaged in our country. Access to capital is limited for immigrant communities because credit worthiness is exclusive to US lending institutions. PCA has partnered with local credit union, Nusenda, on a micro lending program focused on shifting the lending landscape. Loans through this Program create immediate access to capital for immigrant families, and credit worthiness is dependent solely on the borrower’s social capital. Since 2015, PCA has developed a network of over 50, home-based childcare providers, an often overlooked and under supported essential sector. Now, PCA seeks to amplify the impact of the Loan Program with home-based childcare business owners, sharing the impact of a child care provider’s economic insecurity on the children for whom they care. PCA will also continue to build a movement through power analysis and policy change, led by parents and families, to impact economic and educational systems proven inequitable.

Stories featuring Partnership for Community Action (PCA)

The Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community Phase II sought to find and foster the most effective and innovative strategies to accelerate social and economic mobility for working families with low incomes. To do so, we elevated the voices and expertise of families with lived experience, were guided by 14 advisors, and we brought together 20 …

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Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation CommunityMay 3, 2023
Our world has changed. The wave of uncertainty touched off by the pandemic is becoming an ongoing process of relearning how to live, work and care for our families. A powerful national movement for racial justice around the world is making clear that we need a new social contract. Our nation faces a reckoning with …

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BlogJuly 28, 2020
Smiling Family With Parents Giving Children Piggyback Rides In Garden At Home
Contact: Lindsay Broyhill Ascend at the Aspen Institute lindsay.broyhill@aspeninstitute.org  Bold Leaders to Advance Innovative Strategies for Families’ Health and Economic Prosperity  Aspen Institute Launches New Partners and Advisors in Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community  Washington, DC â€“ Ascend at the Aspen Institute is proud to announce the new partners and advisors the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, Ascend’s initiative for breakthrough innovations and collaborations that position families to reach educational …

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BlogJuly 22, 2020

Convenings Featuring Partnership for Community Action (PCA)

Date: June 8, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
This discussion was one of more than 15 sessions from the 2021 Aspen Forum on Children and Families.
ConveningJune 8, 2021