Community Development Events


June 21, 2018

Cool Fintech Apps for Better Financial Health

Topic: Apps that Can Help Build an Emergency Savings Fund


June 21, 2018
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Central

Want to learn about innovative apps and tools that can help people save money and build an emergency savings fund? Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, June 21, and you'll get information on free or low-cost smart phone apps and tools that:

  • Make it easy and fun to save money;
  • Offer automated saving;
  • Help new investors get started investing; and
  • Feature prize-linked approaches to saving.

Who should attend? Financial coaches and staff at community development organizations, employers who want to enhance their financial wellness programs, mission-oriented bankers, and others with an interest in promoting consumers' financial well-being.


This is the second session of a 2018 webinar series: Cool Fintech Apps for Better Financial Health. Presentation slides from the first session on March 22, Avoiding Payday Loans, are available here.

Questions? Email

This webinar series is co-sponsored by the Community Development Department and the Payments, Standards, and Outreach Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.


October 1–3, 2018

Reinventing Our Communities 2018  

2018 Reinventing Our Communities Conference

Registration is open!

At the heart of the community development mission is the goal of helping neighborhoods and individuals to reach their full potential and to share in the value-creating vitality that is the U.S. economy. Strategies to best use different forms of capital to achieve these goals will be the main focus of the 2018 Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity conference, to be held Monday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Hilton Baltimore.

Check out the conference agenda to see the lineup of plenaries and workshops that highlight effective models and strategies for investing four forms of capital—financial, human, physical, and social—to create opportunities within communities. When these types of capital are viewed as investments that have the ability to empower people, communities gain access to resources that create economic growth, social cohesiveness, and neighborhood stability.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Richmond, and Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative. Cosponsors include the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, and St. Louis.

For conference updates and the latest news, follow the conference on Twitter at #Reinventing18.



Highlighted Past Events


Investing in America's Workforce Capstone Conference (October 2017)

Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference (March 2017)

Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference (November 2014)