University City Council member L. Michael Glickert presented Michael Sherraden, PhD, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, with a proclamation during a city council meeting Oct. 18.
Category: 2010 News
Peace Corps at 50: Connections can benefit both volunteer and community
CSD at the forefront of research looking at the impact of international service on host countries.
Innovations on forefront of Center for Social Development’s research on international volunteer service as Peace Corps Marks 50th anniversary
Although 50 years have passed since the founding of the Peace Corps and international service is currently growing worldwide, little rigorous research has been conducted on its impacts.
New report to detail findings of study of Child Development Accounts
San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros and Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, spoke at a media and policy briefing at the National Press Club on Sept. 21
Do helping hands forge lasting ties?
An American volunteer who builds a school in Haiti today may help create global goodwill for tomorrow, according to a study by Washington University in St. Louis researchers.
United Nations award recognizes innovative IDA program in South Korea
CSD congratulates its research partner, Seoul Welfare Foundation, for winning the 2010 United Nations Public Service Award in the category of “Improving the delivery of public services” for its leadership of the Seoul Hope-Plus Savings Accounts project.
Center for Social Development and Brookings Institution host international volunteer forum in D.C.
Experts on volunteerism will come together for the International Volunteer Service Research and Policy Forum Wednesday, June 23, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
Research on college savings fuels interest in Child Development Accounts in San Francisco
In an article on the front page of the May 28, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco city officials point to a CSD study on savings and college enrollment as they prepare to launch a city-funded college savings account program this fall.
CSD to be part of landmark study on youth savings as development tool
The MasterCard Foundation calls the five-year YouthSave project,“a landmark, global research initiative that will test how to sustainably deliver savings services to low-income youth in the developing world.”
CSD’s Michael Sherraden named to TIME Magazine’s TIME 100
TIME Magazine has named Michael Sherraden, PhD, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Savings accounts in child’s name provide lifelong benefits
Child Development Accounts are savings accounts that begin as early as birth. CDAs allow parents and children to accumulate savings for post-secondary education, homeownership or business initiatives.
Michael Sherraden inducted into new American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
Michael Sherraden, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and founder and director of CSD, was recently inducted as a fellow in the new American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Forum to explore potential of Youth Savings Accounts
The forum will be held on May 6, 12:30-6:00 PM (ET) at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, and will be accessible to all via a live webcast.
Webinar highlights CSD’s research on assets and education
CSD conducted a webinar on assets and education on February 17th hosted by the Asset Funders Network.
Sample state legislation promotes more inclusive 529s
States use a variety of 529 policy strategies to make it easier for low-and moderate-income families to save for college.
Presentations in Asia underscore international interest in assets and social policy
CSD director Michael Sherraden and Margaret Sherraden, CSD research professor, were in high demand when they spent the fall semester of 2009 in Asia.
Next Progressive Era offers insights and ideas to move America forward
Please join us on Wednesday, January 27, at noon in Brown Lounge to hear Phillip Longman and Ray Boshara, authors of The Next Progressive Era, offer historical insights as well as bold, fresh—and achievable—ideas to move America forward at this transformative moment in our history.