Community Engagement

Acadian has made a commitment to partner with innovative, high-impact organizations in our local communities to give people the skills, educational opportunities, and financial resources to change their lives for the better.

We currently have partnerships with several Boston-area organizations and a number of non-profits doing important work in other parts of the globe where we have affiliate offices. We are proud to serve as a corporate partner to these groups by making multi-year investments in their missions and providing our employees with opportunities to engage in their program initiatives with more hands-on involvement.

Our Boston-area groups were selected based on a unifying theme of education. These organizations serve Boston’s youth, female-led households, and families in need of higher-education support: 

Budget Buddies Logo Budget Buddies seeks to reduce the disproportionate number of women and
women-headed families who live on the economic margins. This organization
provides group-based instruction in money management and one-on-one
financial coaching, laying the groundwork for future economic successes.
Budget Buddies partners with local social service agencies, with a mentorship
model that allows clients to build life-changing financial and interpersonal skills.

With lower-income women continuing to suffer the greatest economic losses during the pandemic, Budget Buddies has expanded its virtual financial wellbeing programs to provide more women with the financial resiliency, peer connection, and emotional support needed during this time of deep financial need and uncertainty.

“Budget Buddies is really a worthwhile program, laid out in bite-sized chunks for optimal understanding and in a community that feels nurturing and supportive. It is truly a community of women supporting other women.”

- April, program graduate via Department of Transitional Assistance

Invertant Logo Inversant 's mission is to make higher education attainable for everyone in the
U.S. Over the last decade, they've empowered thousands of low-to-moderate
income families across Massachusetts by ensuring they have the resources
and understanding they need to achieve their goals for their children’s
higher education. Inversant’s programs are built around helping participants
and their families navigate the complex world of college applications, financial
aid, and higher education saving, in addition to providing other family and
student readiness tools.

"With the support of Acadian Asset Management, Inversant is working towards a world where every student can achieve a debt-free college education. Acadian understands the importance of effective, fair, and accessible higher education. Together, we're bashing barriers for motivated families with college-bound young adults."

- Heidi Hancock, Inversant CEO
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center offers an immersive
program on the island for experiential learning, social and emotional growth,
and science curriculum enrichment. Their Connections program aims to close
the achievement gap that exists between students from better-resourced
communities and students within the Boston Public Schools by providing
much-needed out-of-classroom learning opportunities.

 

Dan Le