Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC)

Asset Building

In 2006, we began a collaboration with faculty and staff at the G.W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station at Tuskegee University to develop state and regional asset-building coalitions in the southern Black Belt region. Our goals have been to build capacity for an inclusive statewide and regional asset-building coalition in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi using Historically Black Colleges and Universities as partners. Central to the vision of the project was raising awareness to strengthen asset-building strategies in the region. The project has disseminated information about such asset-development initiatives as financial literacy and education programs, access to banking, Individual Development Account programs, land loss and ownership, pre- and post-hurricane recovery strategies, new strategies to deliver asset-building programs, policy, and research initiatives, and new approaches to develop partnerships and collaborations.

Funding Partners: Ford Foundation

Principal Investigator

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor


Gena Gunn McClendon

Director of Community Engagement,
Director of the Voter Access and Engagement initiative,
Codirector of the Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative