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MI-SEED Investment Funds and Account Growth: Implications for Achieving Higher Rates of Return

February 16, 2021

Patrick Meehan and Trina Shanks

In 2004, the Michigan Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship and Down Payment initiative (MI-SEED) recruited 430 families through 14 Head Start centers, enrolling 497 children in Child Development Accounts (CDAs). Designed to begin to address wealth disparities between low- and high-income families, the MI-SEED CDA used the state 529 college savings plan as the investment instrument. This brief presents results on MI-SEED savings and withdrawals through 2019. The results suggest that investment strategy greatly influences account growth, and the authors offer recommendations for ensuring acceptable growth in CDAs.

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COVID-19’s Impact on Ypsilanti’s Residents of Color

November 2, 2020

Patrick Meehan, Marquan Jackson, Alize Asberry Payne, and Trina Shanks

Through a partnership with Eastern Michigan University’s Family Empowerment Program and the Washtenaw Racial Equity Office, the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-Being surveyed 607 Ypsilanti residents from June 12 to August 21, 2020, on the impact of COVID-19. In this brief, we discuss the disparate impact the global pandemic has had on Ypsilanti’s residents of color. We find the virus has exacerbated existing inequalities, such as household budgets, and created new ones, such as the ability to work from home.

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