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A Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Moving Forward

Date: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: ​Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, D.C.

​The Center for Social Development (CSD) will co-sponsor “A Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Moving Forward” this Thursday, January 14, before the Society for Social Work and Research’s Annual Convention begins in Washington, D.C.

The University of Maryland also is consponsoring the convening. Richard P. Barth, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, will welcome participants, and Michael Sherraden, director of CSD, will provide the overview.

Scholars, educators, researchers and funding experts will discuss financial education, coaching, stability and empowerment at the event, which is free and open to conference-goers. Presenters will cover such topics as funding and research opportunities, the latest policy initiatives, consumer protection, and the impact of financial education on social work practice, education and research.

This Financial Capability & Asset Building (FCAB) convening is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1307 New York Ave NW, Suite 1000.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Dodd-Ramirez, assistant director of Financial Empowerment/Consumer Education and Engagement Division, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau;
  • Judith Ward Dekle, senior program analyst, Military Community & Family Policy, Office of Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense;
  • Jeannie Chaffin, director of the Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services;
  • J. Michael Collins, director of the Center for Financial Security/University of Wisconsin, Madison, and associate professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs and at the School of Human Ecology.

Participants are invited to use the hashtag #FCAB16 in social media and to tag @csdwustl.