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Webinars | 2014

Financing Basics: Working with Community Development Financial Institutions

CDFIs are mission-driven organizations that work in economically distressed communities underserved by conventional financial institutions and capital markets. CDFIs have taken the lead across the country providing financing for healthy food retail and food system development. This webinar will introduce the audience to CDFIs and feature different financial products that CDFIs can use to...

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Webinars | 2014

Voices For Healthy Kids Initiative Healthy Food Access, Healthy Communities

Advocacy efforts to improve access to healthy food at the local, state, and federal level have led to the creation of financing programs to support healthy food retail in underserved communities nationwide.
 
One key effort, Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative, led by the American Heart Association and The Food Trust, is advocating for state-wide policies to promote healthy food financing and...
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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

Building an All-In Nation: A View from the American Public

How do Americans view rising diversity? Are they concerned about racial and economic inequality? Would they support the equity agenda outlined in All-In Nation? And, how do these views vary based on race, age, and political persuasion? The Center for American Progress and PolicyLink commissioned a multilingual nationwide survey to answer these important questions. The results were surprising...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity and What You Can Do About It

This webinar by the Asset Funders Network, PolicyLink, and various co-hosts looks at why tax reform matters and explores opportunities for change. This webinar is intended to prepare practitioners and advocates for critical windows of opportunity to engage in tax reform debates and advocate for policies that enable low- and moderate-income families to access a greater share of the benefits.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

Does Child Support Enforcement Create a Legacy of Debt among Black Fathers and Their Families?

Child support enforcement policies create a unique and devastating type of debt, undermining the financial security of low-income fathers and their children and families. Particularly for low-income black fathers, these enforcement policies can both limit the ability to secure a sustainable livelihood and prevent them from accumulating assets and, in turn, close the door to future...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Communicating about Race, Equity, and the Economy

To build an all-in nation, advocates and policymakers must talk squarely about how and why racial inequities hinder economic growth and development for everyone. But how can we communicate effectively about race and the economy? How do we expand the conversation about racial inclusion in a way that is honest, productive, and engages people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds? During this...

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Webinars | 2013

Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access on Food Day 2013

In honor of Food Day, the Healthy Food Access Portal held a food policy 101 webinar which brought together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods. Webinar speakers discussed the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar addressed a range...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Jobs, Income, and Assets: Economic Security for All

Economic security—having enough money to cover basic needs and enough savings to invest in the future—is essential for the health of families and the health of the economy as a whole. But as inequality has risen, economic insecurity has become the norm, especially for families of color. Join this webinar to learn about the state of communities of color in the American economy and the most...

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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2013

All Aboard: Making Equity Central in Transportation Planning

Transportation is a critical link to ensuring opportunity for all—connecting us to jobs, schools, housing, health care, and grocery stores. Even more, transportation planning and investment decisions – what we build, where it is placed, and who builds it – is central to creating equitable regions. Urban and rural communities that have sought to target transportation resources to places and...

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