What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Date:  Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time:  2-3 p.m. CT | 3-4 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Every household's financial well-being matters to the U.S. economy, but financial insecurity is widespread and affects many aspects of people's lives, from health to educational attainment and employment. The book, "What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation," offers a collection of essays from some of the nation's leading experts that examines the systemic causes of financial insecurity; creative programs that address it; and ways to use proven and emerging ideas.

During this Connecting Communities® webinar, 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.

Speakers include:

  • Laura Choi, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Kate Griffin, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
  • Jose Quinonez, Mission Asset Fund
  • Vivian Nixon, College & Community Fellowship

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required. Sign up for this session at the Connecting Communities website.

For more information, please email communities@stls.frb.org.


The Connecting Communities webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. The webinar series complements  Federal Reserve community development outreach initiatives that are conducted through Reserve bank regional offices and at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.