Parent’s Please! – AC4D Capstone Research Project

Hey there,

My name is Dan and I am a current student at the Austin Center for Design (AC4D). For the next 8 weeks my team mate Ana and I want to learn more about financial inclusion. We’re interested in learning more about the day to day lives of parents and how they operate in today’s world. We we want to hear the stories only a parent can offer! Car seats, formula, and child-care are a few different things I don’t account for in my budget that’s for sure.

JUST partnered with AC4D to find other communities they can serve and to understand how other communities behave when it comes to financial inclusion.

WHAT IS JUST?
JUST is a non-profit organization whose mission is to invest in low-income, female entrepreneurs to create more resilient communities throughout America. Through their work they create a more just world where people have the chance to live with less stress and more joy. To further their mission JUST wants to change the narrative around the potential of low-income communities to be their own change agents. JUST provides loans exclusively based on trust to female, Spanish-speaking, entrepreneurs.

We are looking to focus on non-traditional families and how they decide, navigate, and communicate financial decisions and division of labor within their home. Children limit a parent’s ability to work, there is a constraint on the actual amount of money a parent is able to bring in due to having less time.

OUR OBJECTIVE
We are looking to learn more about non-traditional families and how they decide, navigate, and communicate financial decisions and division of labor within their home. Having a child limits a parent’s ability to work, there is a constraint on the actual amount of money a parent is able to bring in due to having less time. Non-traditional in regards to our research means we’re looking to hear from single parents, LGBTQ parents, or families where the female is the primary income earner.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
We need help connecting with parent participants! If you or someone you know may be interested in chatting with us, please reach out to team_da@ac4d.com to get in touch. Your perspective is incredibly valuable and will ultimately help in designing solutions for this unique group of people.

As students working with a nonprofit, we appreciate your willingness to help both us and our community.

Dan O’Halloran & Ana Toca
team_da@ac4d.com