Events - Community Development Resources
The Call for Papers is now open for “Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class,” the 2019 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference. Abstracts or drafts are due no later than October 9, 2018. The conference will share research on factors influencing the financial and socioeconomic status of individuals and families and is open to research on topics that use various definitions of middle class, as well as papers that speak to relevant issues but do not explicitly use “middle class” in their framing. Of particular interest is research that explores specific challenges and opportunities for specific subgroups, including lower-income, minority, young-adult, elderly, rural or other diverse populations.
This two-part Connecting Communities® webinar series highlights how banks and their partners can play an important role in workforce development and help fulfill bank obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act. Presenters for Part 2 include Priscilla Dinn Alvarez, VIDA (Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement); Barbara Mahnen, Bank of America; Andrea Stiles Pullas, Mi Casa Resource Center; Rubin Ramos, BBVA Compass; and Steven Shepelwich, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
This national convening supported Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation, built upon the regulations and guidance, virtual training, and resources already available to the system.
Investing in America’s Workforce seeks to strengthen our nation’s economic potential through reframing and reimagining workforce development efforts, taking a broader view of them as investments, rather than as a limiting view centered on the delivery of social services. This initiative will connect businesses, government, nonprofit, and philanthropic partners to rethink policy and investments, attract new resources, and improve economic mobility for workers.
Conversations from Thought Leaders on Economic Mobility: Reflections and Insights on Recent Research and Ideas
This Connecting Communities® webinar was inspired by a collection of essays released by the St. Louis Fed and the Fed's Board of Governors. Speakers reflect on the current state, existing challenges and opportunities that exist to shape a better future. Presenters include: Ray Boshara, director of the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability; David Buchholz, deputy associate director of Consumer & Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board; Erin Currier, director of financial security and mobility at The Pew Charitable Trusts; and Nisha Patel, executive director of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty.
This Connecting Communities® webinar focuses on key findings from the Federal Reserve Board’s 2015 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), including recent trends on economic well-being, preparedness for financial emergencies, income volatility, and differences in outcomes in the survey by race and ethnicity. Speakers include Jeff Larrimore, Federal Reserve Board; Jonathan Morduch, New York University and Financial Access Initiative; and Julie Siwicki, New York University.
The St. Louis Fed will host its next Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar on Aug. 18, 2016, to focus on strategies that employers are using to provide access to appropriate financial services and to help employees make better money management decisions. Speakers include Joanna Ain, CFED; Katherine Brune, SunTrust Banks; Debra McGee, BankPlus; and Paheadra Robinson, Center for Asset Development.
Connecting Hard-to-Serve Populations with Jobs: Successful Solutions for Skilled Immigrant Integration
Tune in to this March 30, 2016, Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar discussing “brain waste,” the phenomenon of immigrants with college degrees being unemployed or working in jobs and fields that don’t utilize their educational and professional backgrounds. Learn about strategies, programs and best practices that help these immigrants transition to professional careers and maximize their full potential. Speakers include Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, National Skills Coalition; Rebecca Tancredi, Upwardly Global; and Manuel Portillo, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.
This Forefront article offers highlights from the Cleveland Fed’s shale symposium, convened in February 2015 in Wheeling, WV, and featuring experts from around the country to examine how communities can make the most of extraction's boom while mitigating effects from the inevitable bust.
This July 2015 Connecting Communities® webinar covers recent studies on the extent and implications of the wide racial wealth gap in the U.S. Speakers include William (Sandy) Darity, Duke University; William Emmons, St. Louis Fed; Darrick Hamilton, The New School; Ana Patricia Muñoz, Boston Fed; and Bryan Noeth, St. Louis Fed.