Community Development Events


March 22, 2018 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. Central

Avoiding Payday Loans

Want to learn about innovative apps and tools that can help people avoid payday loans and other forms of predatory lending? Join us for this free webinar, the first in a series of three sessions on Cool Fintech Apps for Better Financial Health. You'll get information on free or low-cost apps and tools that:

  • Enable employees to receive their earned but unpaid wages before payday, without fees
  • Provide quick, low-cost emergency loans
  • Help people avoid paying bank overdraft fees

Who should attend? Financial coaches and staff at community development organizations, employers who want to enhance their financial wellness programs, mission-oriented bankers, and anyone else with an interest in helping consumers hang onto their money.

Presented by the Community Development Department and the Payments, Standards, and Outreach Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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March 29, 2018 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. Central

Engaging Banks in Workforce Development: Part 2

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 this Connecting Communities® webinar (Part 2 of a two-part series), which will present tools and information for banks to engage in workforce development activities that may help them fulfill their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act.


  • Steven Shepelwich, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Barbara Mahnen, Bank of America
  • Andrea Stiles Pullas, Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Ruben Ramos, BBVA Compass
  • Priscilla Dinn Alvarez, Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA)

The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely insights and information on emerging and important community and economic development topics.

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Highlighted Past Events


Investing in America's Workforce Capstone Conference (October 2017)

Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference (March 2017)

Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference (November 2014)