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Promoting Economic Inclusion in DC by Linking Workforce Development and Financial Capability

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the “Workforce Development as a Tool for Financial Empowerment” conference over 50 community stakeholders from DC-based community based organizations, regional funders, national asset building intermediaries, and representatives of Federal Government agencies and the DC Government came together at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Southeast DC to discuss how to achieve economic inclusion in the District of Columbia by integrating financial capability services into workforce development programs.

Promoting Economic Inclusion in DC by Linking Workforce Development and Financial Capability

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the “Workforce Development as a Tool for Financial Empowerment” conference over 50 community stakeholders from DC-based community based organizations, regional funders, national asset building intermediaries, and representatives of Federal Government agencies and the DC Government came together at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Southeast DC to discuss how to achieve economic inclusion in the District of Columbia by integrating financial capability services into workforce development programs. 

Welcoming remarks were provided by the DC Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden and presentations were made by , the DC Workforce Investment Council, CFED, DC Central Kitchen, DC Department of Employment Services, WC Smith, Bank on DC and the Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division of the University of the District of Columbia Community College.

This gathering took place at the seventh Economic Inclusion in DC quarterly conference hosted by Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and United Way of the National Capital Area.

Economic Inclusion in DC is a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC's individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. 

For more information about the quarterly Economic Inclusion in DC events, please contact Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CAAB's Director of External Relations at (202) 419-1440 x 102 or jleitmann-santacruz@caab.org.

 

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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