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Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

A Bridge Over the Benefits Cliff: Creating Pathways to Living-Wage/Family Sustaining Employment

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont, and the Benefits Cliff Work Group in Mecklenburg County, N.C., are partnering to support states and employers in identifying career pathways that pay off for workers, employers, and the taxpayer. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Career Ladder Identifier and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) Dashboard, an interactive tool that depicts wages along select career pathways to indicate barriers presented by losses in means-tested public benefits, also known as "benefits cliffs."

Who Should Attend

Bankers, business leaders, community advocates, workforce sector leaders, community investors, educators, and policymakers


  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
    08:30 am

    Erika Bell, Community Development Regional Manager
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    08:32 am

    Greetings from Community Partners
    Chris Jackson, President & CEO
    Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

    08:35 am

    What is the Benefits Cliff and How Do People Experience It?
    Kevin Loux, Community Impact Officer
    Charlotte Works

    08:45 am

    Presentation of CLIFF Tool
    Dr. Alex Ruder, Principal Advisor
    Community & Economic Development
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    09:15 am

    Community Response Panel


    • Matt Martin, Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (moderator)
    • Heba Atwa, Policy Analyst, North Carolina Budget and Tax Center & North Carolina Justice
    • Brandi Newman, Assistant Vice President for Administration, Community & External Affairs, Atrium Health
    • Yulonda Griffin, Director of the Department of Community Resources, Mecklenburg County
    • Chris Jackson, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
    09:35 am

    Q&A from the Audience

    09:55 am


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