Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids & Communities
Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference
The Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference is a unique event that convenes researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across sectors to consider important issues that low- to moderate-income people and communities face.
The 2017 conference will explore the interplay between the development of kids and their communities, with an understanding that "development" factors into key economic and social aspects of kids' lives. High-quality and emerging research from multiple disciplines will be presented in a dialogue with policymakers and community practitioners who can utilize the lessons gleaned from the research. This event will spotlight research that can inform questions about key drivers to success, differences across subpopulations, scalable intervention strategies, and policy considerations. The conference will also feature remarks by Federal Reserve leaders, including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
This conference is open to the public. Attendance by academic, government, nonprofit, and foundation employees is strongly encouraged.