Financial Capabilities for New Americans: Lessons from Early Intervention with Refugees

May 2017 -A report published by the IRC on key findings from work with over 2400 new Americans.

New Americans are a vital part of the United States’ communities, culture and economy; supporting full financial inclusion for refugee and immigrant families through financial capability interventions is a critical step towards ensuring their integration and success.

Drawing on data from more than 2,400 refugee households — as well as the International Rescue Committee’s resettlement and economic empowerment work in 28 U.S. cities — this report aims to inform future program models in order to create more effective and responsive approaches to building financial capability, lasting economic security for all New Americans.

You can read the whole report here.

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