What We Do
Supporting Growth in Smaller Industrial Cities and Rural Communities
Research and field support for New England’s smaller cities and rural communities focusing on efforts to improve prospects for their low- and moderate-income residents.
Advancing Household Economic Security and Equity
Applied research and engagement initiatives to identify and address the causes of financial precarity and lack of mobility of low- and moderate-income households and to understand the causes and consequences of differences between demographic groups.
Expanding Employment Opportunities
Research and engagement efforts to promote better employment opportunities for lower-income individuals.
Programs & Initiatives
Early Child Care for Working Parents
Working Cities Challenge
Increasing the Quality of Jobs
Today’s Interns, Tomorrow’s Professionals (TIP) internship program
Services & Resources
Internships and Co-ops
The Boston Fed offers a variety of paid and unpaid internship and co-op opportunities to high school and college students interested in economic research, community development, technology, finance, accounting, human resources, and other fields.
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Community Reinvestment Act
The Community Reinvestment Act requires the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to assess each state member bank's record of helping to meet the credit needs of its local communities consistent with safe and sound operation.
Publications & Data
High-Quality Early Child Care: A Critical Piece of the Workforce Infrastructure
by Sarah Ann Savage
The Color of Wealth in Boston
by Ana Patricia Muñoz, Marlene Kim, Mariko Chang, Regine O. Jackson, Darrick Hamilton, and William A. Darity Jr.
In Conversation: Four Moms on the Consequences of Not Having Child Care for Nontraditional Work Schedules
2022 Series • 22–3
Community Development Issue Briefs
Child care tradeoffs among Massachusetts mothers
by Sarah Ann Savage and Wendy Robeson
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Essential Today, Essential for the Future
Latinos and an Equitable Labor Market Recovery
President Rosengren to speak about the economy and monetary policy
Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act: An Overview of the Federal Reserve Proposal
Reinventing Work Initiative: Massachusetts Business Perspectives on Recruiting, Retaining, and Engaging Talent in Today’s Marketplace
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