Community Highlights

Jen Giovinnitti and Jeanne Bonds

Sept. 16, 2017

The Health of Appalachians

Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Regional Community Development Team Leader and Jen Giovannitti, Regional Community Development Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, discuss the health of Appalachians in an op-ed published in The Roanoke Times.

Greenville, SC

Sept. 5, 2017

South Carolina: Highlights from Greenville

A small group gathered on a rooftop in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, on August 28 to showcase community development in Greenville, the largest city in the upstate region of South Carolina.

Winchester attendees

Aug. 18, 2017

Virginia: Highlights From Winchester

In June, the Richmond Fed, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Community Reinvestment Coalition of Virginia partnered to hold a one-day forum, “Community Investing: Understanding CRA and Community Development.”

photo of a presenter at the “Best Practices to Prevent and End Homelessness” conference

July 24, 2017

Virginia: Highlights from Richmond

Over 200 Virginia services, policy and leadership professionals came to the Richmond Fed to learn what other communities are doing to fight and end homelessness.

Asheville conference women's panel

June 27, 2017

North Carolina: Highlights From Asheville

More than 100 women leaders from business and industry, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, education, the arts, and government gathered in Asheville, NC, to highlight the crucial role women play in driving the local economy. 

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.

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