Category Archives: Community Development and Policy Studies

Focus on Small Business: Small Business Credit Survey Results & Small Business Week

By Emily Engel Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) of the Chicago Federal Reserve, along with all the other Federal Reserve Banks in the system, is now participating in the Small Business Credit Survey. “More than half of Americans either … Continue reading

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Understanding the PCIT or What do Wauwatosa and Waltham have in Common?

By Susan Longworth, Taz George, and Mark O’Dell What do Wauwatosa, WI and Waltham, MA have in common? A new online data visualization instrument from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Community Development and Policy Studies division sheds light on … Continue reading

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What is Money Smart Week?

By Heather Greenwell, Outreach Program Team Lead, Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago   In an effort to focus consumer attention on the importance of managing personal finances, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago coordinates Money Smart Week (MSW) … Continue reading

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Looking for Progress in America’s Smaller Legacy Cities: A Report for Place-based Funders

By: Alicia Kitsuse, The Funders’ Network & Jeremiah P. Boyle, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and New York recently released, in partnership with The Funders’ Network, a whitepaper presenting findings from a … Continue reading

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Community Advisory Council (CAC) Nominations are Now Open

By Jason Keller The Federal Reserve Board of Governors (the Board) announced on April 4, 2017, that it is accepting applications[1] from individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the Community Advisory Council (CAC). Community Development and Policies … Continue reading

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ABLE Accounts: Asset Development Tool for Disabled Individuals

By Marva Williams Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) works to improve the socioeconomic prospects of low- and moderate-income (LMI) people by helping to facilitate the flow of credit and financial services to their communities. This is accomplished by monitoring … Continue reading

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Workforce Development for the Next Generation: Early Childhood Education

By Emily Engel Workforce development, long thought to be the purview of community colleges and other vocational programs increasingly extends into early childhood education and elementary school. In fact, many practitioners today believe that workforce development and early childhood education … Continue reading

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Branch Office Closings and Access to Financial Services in Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

By the Consumer Compliance Division of the Supervision and Regulation Department Bank branches are an integral component of the financial infrastructure of a community. In low-and moderate-income communities, the presence of a bank branch might be one of only a … Continue reading

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Organizations Focused on Children and Creating a Healthier Chicago

Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) continues to be engaged in the System-wide Healthy Communities Initiative  which explores the shared interests and goals of the community development and public health fields, with particular focus on the social determinants of health. … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

Please join us next month at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference on March 23 & 24 in Washington DC. This event happens every other year and brings together a wide array of people from academia, researchers, policymakers, … Continue reading

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