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Economic Inclusion: Maximizing the Power of the EITC

Financial Literacy

Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, Washington, DC



This is the first in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC’s individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. Four meetings held throughout 2015 will consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth, aimed at developing a multi-faceted financial literacy and asset building collaboration in DC. Participants can expect robust discussions about cross-sector strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy. 



Community leaders, community development practitioners and those interested in financial literacy issues and best practices.



Kartik Athreya, group vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will discuss his recent research on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with a focus on EITC use in DC. The EITC is the Nation’s largest income-support program. Rich Petersen and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz of Capital Area Asset Builders will lead a discussion of current efforts to maximize the number of DC residents who benefit from the EITC and the partnerships required for success.



Deadline: Feb. 24, 2015

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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