Engaging Banks in Workforce Development

The workforce development system trains, educates, and provides social services to working-age individuals to help them succeed in the labor force and, at the same time, meet employers’ demand for quality talent. Banks and the organizations that partner with them can play an important role in workforce development and the economic health of low- and moderate-income communities. Find out how by attending two one-hour Connecting Communities® webinars. The two-part series will present tools and information for banks to engage in workforce development activities that may help them fulfill their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Speakers will include workforce development entities and their bank partners.

Part 1: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Sobel Blum, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Mark Estrada, State Street Bank
  • John Galante, Year Up

Part 2: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Speakers include:

  • Priscilla Dinn Alvarez, Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA)
  • Barbara Mahnen, Bank of America
  • Andrea Stiles Pullas, Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Ruben Ramos, BBVA Compass
  • Steven Shepelwich, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Register for the March 8 webinar, and also register for the March 29 session. Both webinars take place at 3:00 p.m. ET. Participation is free, but preregistration is required.

The Connecting Communities® webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative intended to provide a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All webinar sessions are recorded and archived on the Connecting Communities® website. For more information about this series, email communities@stls.frb.org. For more information on the Federal Reserve’s community development work visit FedCommunities.org.