Community Highlights

engaging in Baltimore

June 23, 2017

Maryland: Highlights From Baltimore

In Baltimore, neighborhood leaders, community based organizations and policymakers convened at the Baltimore branch to learn about successful strategies and leading practices to build local community development capacity.

Abindgon, VA

May 22, 2017

Virginia: Highlights From Abingdon

The Appalachian Funders Network gathered in Central Appalachia for their annual working meeting about aligning their investment resources.


May 12, 2017

Engaging Strategic Partners in Community Development

At the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) Capacity Building Workshop in Walterboro, South Carolina, community partners came together to look at how small, rural municipalities can develop their communities and improve their economies.


May 5, 2017

Healthy Community Efforts Gain Attention

The Richmond Fed’s efforts around health and community development were highlighted by the Build Healthy Places Network’s blog.


April 13, 2017

Leslie Boney and Jeanne Milliken Bonds: Early investment in children is crucial

Leslie Boney, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, and Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Regional Community Development Team Leader at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, discuss early childhood education in North Carolina in an op-ed published in The Winston-Salem Journal.

Bonds in SC

March 1, 2017

South Carolina: Highlights From Midlands

Private and nonprofit developers, builders, financial institutions, local officials and housing organizations came together with the Richmond Fed, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Midlands Housing Trust Fund to discuss affordable housing.

Pay For Success Conference

Feb. 23, 2017

Virginia: Highlights From Charlottesville

The University of Virginia hosted a second learning conference on Pay for Success and Social Impact Finance in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to create awareness about the PFS finance model and its potential application to addressing community issues.


Feb. 22, 2017

North Carolina: Highlights From Raleigh

The Emerging Issues Institute at North Carolina State University welcomed 400 attendees to the University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a one-day focus forum.


Feb. 17, 2017

Maryland: Highlights From Columbia

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Maryland Financial Literacy Summit, organizations from both the public and private sector came together to improve access to financial education.

Presentation by Jeanne Bonds

Feb. 15, 2017

South Carolina: Highlights From Irmo

The innovative program “Learning from History: What the Community Development Past Can Tell Us About the Present” was presented by the Richmond Fed and the South Carolina Association of Community Economic Development (SCACED) in Irmo, SC.

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