While women have made great strides towards achieving economic equality, barriers to asset building still limit women’s progress. Woodstock Institute and Chase Bank invite you to a discussion of the challenges to building wealth that women face and how we can address them. The panelists will examine barriers to housing and small business credit for women and ways we can expand access so that women can build equity, buy and maintain affordable housing, and expand their businesses.
Prepaid cards are one of the fastest growing payment types in the U.S. According to a 2014 study by the PEW Charitable Trusts, consumers loaded over $64 billion onto prepaid cards in 2012, up from $56.8 billion in 2011.
Woodstock Institute invites you to the 2015 Community Investment Awards Reception at Instituto Cervantes on May 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. After we enjoy some tasty appetizers, drinks, and networking, we will recognize the accomplishments of community champions who exemplify what it means to work locally with a national impact.
In the past year, Woodstock Institute has worked on issues such as ending bank payday lending, concentrations of zombie foreclosures, increasing women’s access to mortgage lending, and improving vacant buildings data collection. As always, the support of our partners and community leaders has been critical to this work.
On March 11 the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is hosting a one-day seminar to explore the challenge of stalled and vacant foreclosures. We'll define the problem, discuss promising approaches to it, and dissect examples of successfully dealing with stalled and vacant foreclosures in order to replicate these practices elsewhere. Woodstock vice president Spencer Cowan will be presenting.
Join NCRC and leaders from business, government, community non-profits, media and academia March 12-15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. for cutting edge dialogue and hands-on trainings, workshops, plenaries, and topical sessions on issues affecting America’s communities.