STRONG FOUNDATIONS: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

Washington, DC

Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference

Register now to hear Geoffrey Canada and top child development researchers at Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities—March 23–24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

There’s just one month to go until the start of the Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference! Register now and secure your chance to experience all that this unique event has to offer.

Highlights include keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada, whose leadership helped make the Harlem Children’s Zone a national model for breaking the cycle of generational poverty, and thought-provoking plenary sessions centered on three important themes:

Early Childhood Development and Return on Investment. Panelists will highlight the impact of early development on success in school and adulthood and the return on investment from early childhood programs. Featuring Jack Shonkoff, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University; Arthur Rolnick, University of Minnesota; and Katherine Magnuson, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Shaping Economic Futures: The Role of Communities. This panel will describe the relationship between community assets and child development and how community-level initiatives can support child outcomes. Featuring Martin Sanchez-Jankowski, University of California-Berkeley; Erin Hardy, Brandeis University; and Sandra Newman, Johns Hopkins University.

Skill Development and Workforce Outcomes. Researchers will discuss the developmental and educational needs of youth and how schools and youth programs can boost workforce development. Featuring Margaret Simms, Urban Institute; Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University; and Laurence Steinberg, Temple University.