Does College Level the Playing Field? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Family Wealth among College-Educated Families
May 25-26, 2016
St. Louis, MO
Please join us in St. Louis for a timely research symposium. Recent research, led by William R. Emmons of the St. Louis Fed's Center for Household Financial Stability (the Center), found that a college degree predicted rising levels of family wealth between 1992 and 2013 for whites and Asians, but declining levels of wealth over that same period for blacks and Hispanics. Through commissioned papers, this symposium aims to better understand the underlying explanations of this troubling finding. Read more...
Scaling U.S. Community Investing: Creating Liquidity in Impact Investing
May 26, 2016
During this Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar series from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, we will explore some of the key themes, gaps and opportunities outlined in the report co-authored by Michael Swack and Eric Hangen, "Scaling U.S. Community nvesting: The Investor-Product Interface". The second webinar on May 26 will focus on one of the greatest weaknesses of impact investment products — a lack of liquidity, which causes many investors and, in turn, product managers to focus on short-term products. Read more...
Regional Workforce Development Forum
June 1, 2016
Warrensville Heights, OH
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the Workforce Development Boards in Cleveland–Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties are co-hosting the 2016 Regional Workforce Development Forum. This forum will provide attendees with a comprehensive picture of the region’s labor market informed by recent data and applied research, as well as a look at successful programs from both inside and outside the region that address workforce needs in meaningful, innovative ways. Read more
What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation
June 14, 2016
Please join us for this Connecting Communities webinar on June 14. Speakers will discuss promising practices for strengthening household finances, including linking services across sectors and developing policies and financial products to expand opportunities for lower-income Americans. Topics will include asset development approaches for multicultural communities, such as the Mission Asset Fund's Lending Circles platform, and services that combine financial literacy and higher education to build the financial health of former inmates. Read more
Southwest Border Colonias: Housing and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century
June 22-23, 2016
El Paso, TX
Southwest Border Colonias: Housing and Sustainable Development will convene practitioners, policymakers, researchers and colonia residents to examine housing and sustainable development issues in the southwest border region and to promote international collaboration and solutions for persistent challenges. Read more...
Call for Papers: Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference
August 19, 2016
The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is a unique event that convenes researchers, policymakers and practitioners to consider important issues people and their communities face. Conference organizers seek to create a robust discussion around the state of — and the role for — community development in child and youth development, and the implications that such development has for the economy. The Community Affairs Officers of the Federal Reserve System invite original, high-quality research from economics, education, health, housing, sociology, public policy, psychology and other pertinent fields that can spur engaging dialogue. Read more...