Trina R. Shanks
CSD Faculty Director; University of Michigan
Inclusion in Asset Building: Toward Universal and Progressive Policies
Trina R. Shanks is a CSD faculty director from the University of Michigan and network co-lead of the Reduce Extreme Inequality grand challenge for social work. Her CSD research focuses on inclusive social policy innovations in asset building.
American Dream Policy Demonstration (ADD)
This is the first large-scale demonstration of Individual Development Accounts, with approximately 2,400 accounts opened at 13 sites across the country.
Grand Challenges for Social Work
The Grand Challenges for Social Work sets an agenda for social innovation by identifying and charting a course to address 12 grand challenges dominating the current social context in the United States.
Wealth Building in Rural America Project
We research asset development in rural America with a focus on underserved populations
College Success: Increasing Access through Inclusion in 529 Plans
CSD seeks to inform and put in place an inclusive 529 platform for educational savings to increase postsecondary degree success among lower-income children, youth, and non-traditional students.
SEED National Initiative
We test asset-building accounts for children and youth to create an inclusive system of Child Development Accounts in 12 communities across the U.S. SEED included more than 1,200 low-income children and their families.