Featured - Community Development Resources
Register now for Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities, convening March 23–24, 2017, in Washington, D.C. This Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference will explore high-quality, emerging research that illuminates three focus areas: Early Childhood Development, Education and Workforce, and Community Conditions. Featured speakers include Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Harlem Children's Zone President Geoffrey Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with practitioners and researchers from an array of sectors!
This new podcast asks community members and organizations across the U.S. about the challenges they are facing and solutions they’ve found for significant social issues like economic mobility, affordable housing, small business development and community reinvestment. Each episode showcases successful programs that help provide access to opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The latest episode, "Access to Community Ownership," features organizations helping manufactured home residents take ownership of their communities to improve economic stability and security. The first episode, "Access to Affordable Consumer Credit," released in Dec. 2016, highlights an innovative small-dollar loan program. Stay tuned for more episodes.
Workforce development contributes to a strong economy by equipping workers to succeed in the labor market and supplying employers with quality talent. This framework, from the Dallas and Kansas City Feds, is designed to give banks—and organizations interested in partnering with them—tools and information to engage in workforce development activities in ways that may help them fulfill their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act.
The Federal Reserve Board has released a new resource, Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers. The December 2016 report provides a snapshot of the educational attainment, employment experience, labor market outlook, and financial self-sufficiency of 18- to 30-year-olds across the United States.
This new publication includes papers originally presented at the ninth biennial Federal Reserve System’s Community Development Research Conference. The authors of the essays in this volume explore a range of issues and concepts central to understanding how—and how well—people are able to move economically.