Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) and RAISE Texas work collaboratively to expand
household savings in Texas. With CPPP’s
expertise in research and advocacy and RAISE Texas’ network of organizations
advancing products, programs and activities that help Texans build financial
stability. We collaborate to maximize impact.
Our goal is for all Texans to have sufficient savings that increase
financial stability and access to college. We work to integrate financial
education and savings activities into statewide platforms, such as schools and
The following are our
past and present areas of work:
- Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs)
for College: We are working to expand children’s
savings accounts for college in Texas in partnership with public schools by
connecting CSA programs to Texas’ mandated financial education curriculum.
- Employer-Based Asset Building: We are
advancing the workplace as a platform to expand employer-based asset building
programs including retirement and automatic savings programs.
Savings (past): From
2011-2015 we developed and funded the Tax-Time Savings Project, which helped
Texas VITA filers increase household savings and reduce asset poverty by
encouraging them to save a portion of their tax refund in either a savings bond
or a matched savings account. While complete, this project enabled us to learn
what works and doesn’t work in getting VITA sites to promote savings at tax
time and has led local VITA sites to integrate tax-time savings into their VITA