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McKelvey School of Engineering

Financial Capability and Asset Building: Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps

Thursday, September 24 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Event

The Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and the Financial Social Work Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Social Work are hosting the Financial Capability and Asset Building: Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps (2020–2025) convening. The primary sponsor of the convening is the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), which supports the advancement of research and education in financial capability. This event is cosponsored by Grand Challenges for Social Work.

This two-part virtual convening will bring together scholars and educators to examine contributions in research, education, and practice; discuss challenges and map out an FCAB agenda for the next five years. It aims to advance FCAB in research, education, practice and strengthen networks among FCAB scholars, educators, professional associations and funders.

For more information and to register, please visit the event page here

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Brown School



Center for Social Development
Event Contact

Tanika Spencer | spencert@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Welcome: Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School

Opening Remarks: Billy Hensley, President and CEO, National Endowment for Financial Education

Opening Plenary: Devin Fergus, Arvarh E. Strickland Distinguished Professor, History and Black Studies, University of Missouri

Discussant: Trina Williams Shanks, Director, SSW Community Engagement, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Perspective: COVID-19 and FCAB – The Economy and Households: Where Do We Stand Now?

William (Bill) Emmons, Economist and Assistant Vice President, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Lunch Plenary: Jonathan Mintz, Founding President and CEO, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

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