A group of mothers and grandmothers on Chicago’s West Side is tackling an entrenched community problem: too few have assets they can tap if they hit on hard times. That can mean the difference between surviving a lay off, or slipping into poverty. The women are learning financial literacy and how to put more savings in the pot. Policy advocates see it as one way to narrow the wealth gap among whites and black and Latinos. To see WBEZ’s full report, click here.