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About the Infographics

The 2017 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference explored the intersections between child and youth development, community development, and economic well-being, with a particular focus on factors that affect low-income kids and communities. To help communicate some of the conference's key concepts, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis worked with Burness Communications to develop a set of six infographics that depict the important roles that early childhood development and community development play in shaping economic opportunity.

We encourage other organizations working to improve outcomes for low-income individuals and communities to use these evidence-based infographics to further their own aims. The images are available for downloading in various formats below.

The academic research citations for the studies that provide supporting evidence for the key messages depicted are available here.

These infographics are protected by U.S. copyright law and are restricted to certain uses. Please see the usage guidelines below for more information.


Usage Guidelines

Each of the six infographics on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, which requires that your use of the infographics comply with the following terms:

  • No derivatives. You may not modify, remix, or build upon these images (including adding or subtracting text or logos).
  • Non-commercial use. You may not use these images for commercial purposes.
  • Attribution. If you use the images, you must credit the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and provide a link to the license above, and may not imply any endorsement by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

If you have questions about these usage terms, please email


Files for Downloading

Full Sets of the Six Infographics

High-resolution PDF, sized for printing 4.25 x 7.25-inch take-away cards. Download

High-resolution PDF, sized for printing 18 x 31-inch posters. Download

PowerPoint presentation slides, 4:3 aspect ratio. Download

PowerPoint presentation slides, 16:9 aspect ratio. Download

Individual Infographics

The six infographics are pictured below. To download any of them as an individual image:

PC users: Right-click on the image and select "Save picture as..."

Mac users: Control+click on the image and select "Save Image As..."


Brains Are Built Through Experiences

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Early Investment in Kids Can Pay Off

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Housing and School Success

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Community Development Investments Matter

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Valuable Skills Are Developed in Childhood

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Achievement Gaps Start Early and Persist

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