Based on the 2012 RAISE Texas Summit and Forum, RAISE Texas' work in 2012-2013 will focus on four action campaigns: Alternative Small Dollar Consumer Loan Products and Policies, Community Tax Centers and EITC, Expanding Access to Education, and Matched Savings Accounts. Join a Campaign now!
RAISE Texas Action Campaign Updates
At the RAISE Texas Action Summits in 2008-2012, working groups developed action plans and activities for each of the four campaigns. All four working groups continue to move forward in 2012-2013 with the action plans and activities, so please click on the campaigns below to learn more about the work of each group. If you have any questions about the four campaigns or would like to join a working group, email Lauren Gates at RAISE Texas.
Alternative Small Dollar Consumer Loan Products and Policies Action Campaign
Join this working group to stay informed on existing policies, help push for new or expanded policies, and to hear about plans for alternatives to the small dollar loans. Alternative Small Dollar Consumer Loan Products and Policies
Community Tax Centers and EITC Action Campaign
Join this working group to learn about savings at tax time opportunities and ways to help expand and strengthen VITA and free tax preparation statewide. Community Tax Centers and EITC
Expanding Access to Education Action Campaign
Join this working group to help develop and implement college savings accounts in Texas, increase college enrollment and completion, and expand financial education in Texas schools. Expanding Access to Education
Matched Savings Accounts Action Campaign
Join this working group to stay informed on matched savings accounts programs throughout the state, and to help provide resources to implement new programs and expand existing programs. Matched Savings Accounts