The precursor to Opportunity Alliance Nevada was the Financial Stability Partnership then Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada, both of which consisted of broad array of community leaders, service providers, professionals, and caring individuals who were committed to working toward financial stability for people in our community. That extraordinary effort began formally in 2008, when approximately 100 community leaders from across northern Nevada and the Sierra gathered to address this question:
‘What will it take to ensure families in our region are financially secure?’
The groups explored the conditions that would need to be in place in communities that would lead to financial stability for families. The group identified conditions in many areas including HEALTHCARE, INCOME/JOBS/LIVING WAGES, COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS, and TAX REFORM.
The group consisted of a coordinating committee and five subcommittes, working in the areas of Adult Education, Youth Education, Bank On Nevada, Earn It – Keep It – Save It (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and Advocacy. Together, the members of the Financial Stability Partnership made great strides in bringing education and resources to people in northern Nevada.