The 2015 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 2015 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: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Local Policy, State Policy
Jennifer Brooks is CFED’s State & Local Policy Director and Director of the Assets & Opportunity Network. Ms. Brooks is an author of the annual Assets & Opportunity Scorecard—a state-by-state assessment of how families are faring and the strength of state policies. She also leads the Assets & Opportunity Network, which is a movement-oriented group of advocates, practitioners, policymakers and others working to expand the reach and deepen the impact of asset-based strategies.
Areas of Expertise: Affordable Housing, Applied Research, Local Policy, State Policy
Kasey Wiedrich is CFED's Director of Applied Research. Kasey manages various research projects including the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard and the Assessing Financial Capabilities Outcome project with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, researching the impact of providing both financial education and financial access to youth in a classroom setting and adults in a transitional employment program.
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.
Areas of Expertise: Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, Integrated Service Delivery, State Policy
Jennifer Medina is CFED’s State and Local Policy Manager, where she supports the Assets & Opportunity Network, a movement-oriented group of policy advocates, practitioners and other stakeholders working to broaden adoption and deepen the impact of asset-based strategies. She also helps manage CFED's annual Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, contributing to in-depth policy research and documentation of state and local progress related to a range of policies focused on asset building, asset protection and equitable economic development.
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.