Coin a Better Future: Reaching Out to Financially Vulnerable Families
Date: April 17, 2018, 11:30 to 5:00 pm
​Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University

Please join us for a special event celebrating Financial Capability Month!  Learn more about:

  • How social service practitioners help vulnerable families build financial capability and assets
  • Award-winning local and national policy and practice innovation
  • Pioneering resources for teaching financial capability practice

11:30     Registration and lunch

12:15     It’s Financial Capability Month

        Convener: Gena McClendon, Financial Capability and Asset Building Project Director, Brown  School
        Welcome: Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean, Brown School    
        Greetings: Vanessa Cooksey, Senior Vice President of Community Relations, Wells Fargo Advisors

12:30    The Role of Financial Capability in the 21st Century                                                                           

        Introduction: Michael Sherraden, Distinguished Professor, Brown School
        Ted Beck, President and CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education

1:15      The Pivotal Role of Human Service Practitioners in Building Financial Capability

        Introduction: Margaret Sherraden, Research Professor, Brown School
        Mae Watson Grote, President and CEO, The Financial Clinic

1:45     Policy and Practice Innovations 

        Moderator: Ray Boshara, Director, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve
         Bank of St. Louis
        Chris Krehmeyer, President and CEO, Beyond Housing
        Paul Woodruff, Executive Director, Prosperity Connection, Vice President of Community                Development, St. Louis Community Credit Union
        Jennifer Goetz, Veteran Student Services Advisor, Washington University in St. Louis
        Tishaura O. Jones, St. Louis City Treasurer; College Kids Program
        Q & A

3:00     Break

3:15    Interactive session

        Lissa Johnson, Director of Administration, Center for Social Development, Brown School

3:30    Next steps: Where to, Social Work Education and FCAB?

        Introduction: Trish Kohl, Associate Dean for Social Work, Brown School
        Darla Spence Coffey, President and CEO, Council on Social Work Education

4:00     Preparing Human Service Practitioners for FCAB Practice

        Moderator: Margaret Sherraden
        Jenny Jones, Dean, Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work, Clark Atlanta University
        J. Michael Collins, Faculty Director, Center for Financial Security, University of Wisconsin, Madison
        Julie Birkenmaier, Professor, School of Social Work at Saint Louis University
        Q & A

5:15     Reception with refreshments

Also introducing the new textbook Financial Capability and Asset Building in Vulnerable Households, by Margaret S. Sherraden, Julie Birkenmaier, and J. Michael Collins.

“Build financial capability for all” is one of the 12 national Grand Challenges for Social Work.

Sponsored by the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.