Rhode Island newborns get college savings

Rhode Island newborns get college savings
Rhode Island’s treasurer and governor-elect, Gina M. Raimondo, on Dec. 10 announced a policy change to make college savings more accessible for newborn children in that state. In January, it will be as simple as checking a box.

New book explores asset building in Asia

New book explores asset building in Asia
Asian scholars, practitioners and policymakers share lessons about asset-building policies in Asia and chart the future in the new book “Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia.”

CSD’s 20th anniversary: Looking ahead

CSD’s 20th anniversary: Looking ahead
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this academic year, the Center for Social Development is expanding by bringing in new leaders and new bodies of work.

Chicago event focuses on creating savings opportunities

Chicago event focuses on creating savings opportunities
The 80 experts attending the event were brought together by a common interest in creating strategies for using the “golden moment” of tax time to help Americans build savings by changing the way consumers make economic decisions.

CDA program urged for Israel

CDA program urged for Israel
​Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Ph.D., the associate director of the Center for Social Development and associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University, presented to a visiting delegation of Israeli government officials in New York City.

Kids in developing countries can, do save

Kids in developing countries can, do save
​Children in four developing countries saved more than $1.8 million during the YouthSave initiative, one of the largest scientific studies of the effect of savings on people ages 12 to 18.

Scholar from Taiwan returns to CSD during sabbatical

Scholar from Taiwan returns to CSD during sabbatical
​Li-chen Cheng, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Social Work at National Taiwan University, has rejoined the Brown School for a six-month sabbatical. Between 1990 to 1995, Dr. Cheng studied for her Ph.D. from 1990 to 1995 and worked on projects at CSD.

SRABC conference tackles racial wealth gap

SRABC conference tackles racial wealth gap
As the racial wealth gap in the United States continues to broaden, the Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition has emerged with solutions for improving and sustaining communities that have historically high poverty rates and few assets.

FCAB course comes to Brown School

FCAB course comes to Brown School
"Financial Capability Practice" — a course based on the Center for Social Development’s new Financial Capability & Asset Building curriculum — begins in January at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.