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​Two Center for Social Development staff members hit the road in March to join Southeast Missouri State University social work students in educating service providers about the Grand Challenges for Social Work facing their region.

​Springing from work at the Center for Social Development, a Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative is underway in Singapore. Soon social workers there will develop knowledge and skills for working with low-income families on their household finances.

​​Sudha Nair, PhD, was recently named a finalist for Singaporean of the Year 2016 in recognition of her powerful impact as a social worker focused on family violence. Nair, among Brown School Distinguished Alumni (MSW ’91), was also awarded the title of Her World Woman of the Year in August 2016. 

Three leading journals are heightening awareness of a national effort to reintroduce to social work a focus on building financial capability for all Americans: Social Work, Journal of Social Work Education and Journal of Community Practice have all published substantial articles about Financial Capability and Asset Building.

​The HomeGrown STL Inaugural Summit, February 9 at the Brown School, drew about 120 people committed to improving the lives of black boys and young men in St. Louis City and County. 

​​Parents’ savings and assets are unlikely to jeopardize federal or state need-based aid for low- and moderate-income dependent college students, according to a new policy brief from the Center for Social Development. 

​Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual this year for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law aimed at reducing fraud.

​Families who get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are significantly more likely to make their rent and mortgage payments than are those who remain uninsured, suggests a new study from the Center for Social Development and Olin Business School.

​The Journal of Social Work Education has posted its January issue with a special section on Financial Capability and Asset Building. The papers originated as part of the Center for Social Development’s April 2015 FCAB conference Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research, and Practice in Social Work.