Communities & Banking

Winter 2014 Winter 2014

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Bringing Wealth Creation Closer to Low-Income Communities

A multisector collaboration that includes anchor institutions is working to provide job training and employment for the unemployed and underemployed in Springfield, Massachusetts.

by Fred Rose, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Building Credit through Rent Reporting

Reporting rental payments offers low-income renters an opportunity to build credit as a financial asset. Mission-driven affordable-housing organizations are poised to help them.

by Sarah Chenven, Credit Builders Alliance

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Greening the City for Health

Parks, trees, and green spaces boost human health and well-being in ways that support urban revitalization and quality of life for all.

by Kathleen L. Wolf, University of Washington

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

How Mass Imprisonment Has and Has Not Shaped Childhood Inequality

Dramatic increases in paternal imprisonment have fundamentally altered racial inequality in child well-being.

by Christopher Wildeman, Yale University

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

by Caroline Ellis, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Making Financial Capability Accessible

Preliminary results suggest that a Connecticut financial-capability program
is helping clients become better at dealing with money.

by Sheryl Horowitz, Connecticut Association for Human Services and Maritza Valentin, Connecticut Association for Human Services

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Mapping New England: People per Financial Institution Branch

The tally of 6,000 financial institution branches in New England works out to four branches per town, but in reality branch concentrations vary widely.

by Kaili Mauricio, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Reaching Future Manufacturers in Middle School

With an eye to maintaining its competitive edge in the global economy, Connecticut is working to increase the pipeline of interested and competent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students.

by Susan H. Palisano, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc.

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

The Success Boston Initiative

The Success Boston Initiative is making headway in ensuring that Boston Public School graduates build on their improved college enrollment rates by bringing college graduation rates up, too.

by Andrew Sum, Center for Labor Market Studies; Ishwar Khatiwada, Center for Labor Market Studies and Sheila Palma, Center for Labor Market Studies

Communities & Banking | 2014 Series |Winter 2014

Universally Available, Publicly Funded Early Education

Universally available, publically funded early childhood education would be a benefit not only to children and their families, but to society.

by Arthur MacEwan, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston