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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES - Community Partners
What is asset mapping?
Asset mapping is the process of identifying and documenting the gifts, talents, and resources within your community. Through asset mapping, you can utilize local resources to improve and strengthen your community. Below are additional links to familiarize yourself with asset-mapping concepts.
Appreciate Inquiry Commons provides an excellent model on community development. The site includes tools and resources, research, and educational opportunities.
“Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey”, by Michael
Wine and Karen Ray. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul: MN, 2000.
Process of Mapping Community Assets
The Capacity Inventory, created by the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, provides a list of questions to gauge the skill sets of community members.
Useful Methods and Techniques
Real-World Examples of Asset Mapping and Community Building?
Youth Map Milwaukee is a new project by the Center for Youth Engagement, which helps bored youth map fun resources throughout the city.
The Community Building Initiative is a nonprofit that works to map and build assets for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Check out their website for more information!
Financial literacy is one of the most important areas of students’ education yet is often the most ignored and underfunded. Fortunately, the Actuarial Foundation has developed award-winning financial literacy education curricula for students and educators. Topics covered include banking, financing, savings and succeeding. To supplement this excellent series are additional resources across each topic. Enjoy!
The Actuarial Foundation’s Financial Literacy Education Curricula
The banking curriculum includes information on savings accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, and taxes.
The financing curriculum includes information on student loans, auto loans, interest, and insurance.
The savings curriculum includes information on bonds, stocks, mutual funds, risk and diversification, and inflation.
The succeeding curriculum includes information on paths to employment, paying for post-secondary education, making a living, and retirement.
Credit Card Nationprovides tools to gauge your credit card knowledge and identify areas of improvement.
Mapping Your Future provides a variety of useful tips on how to use credit cards and avoid debt.
Banzai provides free, interactive lessons on financial planning for educators and students.
Calculator Plus provides free financial calculators to estimate payments on loans and credit cards.
InVEST is a free insurance-literacy program about auto, homeowners, renters, and health insurance.
Feed the Pig provides fun, interactive ways to develop money-saving habits and strategies.