Economic Inclusion Series 2015

Final Session: Achieving Economic Inclusion, A Call to Action

Don’t miss the fourth and final economic inclusion session of 2015. CNHED has been proud to co-sponsor this year-long series of conversations to develop multi-faceted financial literacy and asset building collaboration in DC.

Like our at-capacity and lively first three meetings in February, May, and September, this meeting will review and discuss research and best practices that address financial capability, economic inclusion, and wealth creation. What makes this session distinctive is our focus on planning a work plan for 2016.

Participants can expect a robust discussion about cross-sector credit strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.

Speakers will include representatives from Corporation for Enterprise Development, the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking, and the United Way of the National Capital Area.

When:
Friday, December 11, 2015
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
*Program begins promptly at 9:00 am
Includes networking lunch

Where:
The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 20032

Please register here!

Questions or suggestions? Contact Evette Banfield at elbanfield@cnhed.org or 202- 745-0902 x203; or Cynthia Durant at cdurant@fdic.gov or 410-872-9024 x 4024

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Economic Inclusion Session #3: Being Unbanked/Underbanked – What is it and how does it impact the DC community?

Join the third in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Like our at-capacity and lively first two meetings in February and May on the Earned Income Tax Credit and Credit-Building Initiatives, respectively, and future sessions, this meeting will consider current research and best practices.

This session will focus on exploring what it is to be unbanked or underbanked, how it impacts low- and moderate-income individuals and explore ways to address this issue in the District of Columbia. Participants can expect a robust discussion about cross-sector strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.

Speakers will include Joe Valenti of the Center for American Progress, Michael Morris from the National Disability Institute, Andrea Ambriz from the US Treasury Department, Joyce Northwood from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Dave Beck from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and representatives of DC-based nonprofit organizations who are working on addressing the needs of unbanked/underbanked DC residents.

When:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Program begins promptly at 9:00 am
Includes networking lunch catered by Union Kitchen

Where: 
The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE  20032

 

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Economic Inclusion Session #2: Building Credit

Join us for the second in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Like our at-capacity and lively first meeting in February, and future sessions, this meeting will consider current research and best practices. This session will focus on proven and emerging strategies to help consumers build credit and to increase acceptance of alternative approaches to credit-building. Participants can expect a robust discussion about cross-sector credit strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.

Speakers will include Jeanne Hogarth of the Center for Financial Services Innovation and Dara Duguay of the Credit Builders Alliance and representatives of DC-based nonprofit organizations who are drafting or implementing new credit-building tools.

When:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Includes networking lunch catered by Union Kitchen

Where: 
The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE  20032

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Economic Inclusion Session #1: Maximizing the Power of the EITC

Join the first in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being.

Kartik Athreya, group vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will discuss his recent research on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with a focus on EITC use in DC. The EITC is the Nation’s largest income-support program. Rich Petersen and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz of Capital Area Asset Builders will lead a discussion of current efforts to maximize the number of DC residents who benefit from the EITC and the partnerships required for success.

When:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Includes networking lunch catered by Union Kitchen

Where:
The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20032

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