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Woodstock Institute staff work with the press to provide research and policy expertise on issues ranging from foreclosures to predatory lending to banking reform and more. To reach a Woodstock expert, contact Drew Dickerson at 312-368-0310.

June 10, 2016
June 2nd marked a major milestone of another campaign that illustrates Woodstock’s Theory of Change. On that day, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued proposed rules that would govern payday and car title loans. These rules represent a major achievement for Woodstock and for the many groups that have been working for years to protect consumers from abusive payday lenders.
May 4, 2016

This article illustrates how Woodstock’s Theory of Change model applies to its work in the area of wealth creation and preservation.  The specific example used here is Woodstock’s work to develop, pass, and implement the Secure Choice Savings Program, which requires employers with more than 25 employees that have been in existence for two years and don’t currently offer a retirement savings plan to automatically enroll workers into an individual retirement account.  The workers have the option to opt-out.

April 20, 2016

In this first part of our Theory of Change series of blog posts and images, Woodstock President Dory Rand explains the ways in which Woodstock Institute is working to achieve our mission of creating a just financial system in which lower-wealth people and communities, and people and communities of color, can achieve economic security and community prosperity. In this series, our research and policy staff will discuss the strategies we use to effect positive, lasting financial systems change.