The 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard Media Kit features tools to help reporters get started on research and writing about financial security and economic opportunity.
Read Press Releases
To read the National Press Release for the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, click here.
To view the individualized press releases for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, please search the list below.
To view overall all rankings for all states and the US, visit the Overall Outcome Rankings page or Overall Policy Rankings page.
Find an Expert
If you are a member of the media and are interested in interviewing one of our Scorecard experts, please contact Kristin Lawton, Director of Communications, via email or by calling 202.207.0137.
Areas of Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Children’s Savings Accounts, Enterprise & Economic Development, Federal Policy, IDAs, Local Policy, Savings & Financial Security, State Policy
Andrea Levere has led the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) as its president since 2004. CFED is a private nonprofit organization with the mission of building assets and expanding economic opportunity for low-income people and disadvantaged communities through matched savings, entrepreneurship, and affordable housing.
Areas of Expertise: Affordable Housing, Applied Research, Local Policy, State Policy
Kasey Wiedrich is Director of Applied Research at CFED, where she oversees a portfolio of projects researching household financial security and well-being, as well as effective practices to help families build financial capability and wealth.
Areas of Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Local Policy, State Policy
Solana Rice is Associate Director for State & Local Policy at CFED. In this role, she leads initiatives to support the state and local policy advocacy efforts at CFED and with partners nationwide. This includes leading Family Assets Count, an initiative to use new local asset data to spark new partnerships, media coverage and policy innovation in cities across the country. Additionally, she leads an initiative to build the advocacy and leadership capacity of African-American-led organizations delivering asset-development services.
Areas of Expertise: Applied Research, Data Analysis, Program Analysis
Lebaron Sims is a Research Manager at CFED. As a member of the Applied Research team, Mr. Sims is one of the leads on the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, providing data analysis, visualization and writing support for the initiative. He also provides analysis for CFED’s policy and programs teams, and for the Assets and Opportunity Network.
Want to connect with other experts who seek to expand the reach and deepen the impact of asset-based strategies that expand economic opportunity? Find a coalition in your state or browse the Assets & Opportunity Network Experts Directory.