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Engaging Banks in Workforce Development, Part 1

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Date:  Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time:  2-3 p.m. CT | 3-4 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The workforce development system trains, educates and provides social services to working-age individuals to help them succeed in the labor force and, at the same time, meet employers' demand for quality talent.

Banks and organizations partnering with them can play an important role in workforce development and the economic health of low- and moderate-income communities. Find out how by joining us for two one-hour Connecting Communities® webinars. They will present tools and information to aid banks in engaging in workforce development activities that may help fulfill their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Speakers will include workforce development entities and their bank partners.

The program and speakers for Part 1 on March 8 include:

  • Introduction and brief overview of "Engaging Workforce Development: A Framework for Meeting CRA Obligations," a publication of the Federal Reserve banks of Dallas and Kansas City
    • Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Workforce entity/bank partnership discussion 
    • John Galante, Executive Director, Year Up New York
    • Mark Estrada, Assistant Vice President, Workforce Development/Talent Acquisition, State Street Bank

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

Part 2 will air on Thursday, March 29

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


The Connecting Communities webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative providing a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All sessions are recorded and archived on the Connecting Communities website.