We encourage you to watch Spent: Looking for Change, have a conversation and take action. Together, through screening events and discussions, we can spark a dialogue and create a movement. This guide can help you organize a screening of Spent: Looking for Change and provide prompts to help lead a discussion with attendees after watching the film.
MARCH 9, 2014AMERICAN EXPRESS ANNOUNCES NEW Initiatives TO FUND STARTUPs AND RESEARCH ON THE ISSUE OF FINANCIAL INCULSION IN THE U.S.
MAY 29, 2014Spent: Looking For Change Documentary Exposes the Cost of Living Outside the Financial System in America
JUNE 4, 2014Join the Conversation To Reimagine Financial Services in America: #LookingForChange
SEPT 23, 2014Mobile Phones & Mentors: Testing a New Approach to High School Financial Literacy
Since American Express Ventures was established in 2011, the team in Silicon Valley has been working with the startup community to help drive innovation in financial services. As part of these efforts, American Express Ventures is announcing the Financial Inclusion Initiative to invest in early-stage startups leveraging technology to help improve financial options available to those who are financially underserved. The Financial Inclusion Initiative will look for startups working on solutions such as: providing greater access to capital, developing new credit building models, enhancing personal financial management and promoting savings. For more information about American Express Ventures or the Financial Inclusion Initiative visit: AmexVentures.com.
Working with Ideas42, American Express is sponsoring a Financial Innovation Lab that will connect experts and researchers with real world financial infrastructure and resources to test new ideas that promote financial inclusion. To learn more about the Financial Innovation Lab visit ideas42.org.
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