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2009 RAISE Texas Action Summit: Expanding Opportunities for Texans

2009 RAISE Texas Action Summit: Expanding Opportunities for Texans

November 16–17, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, RAISE Texas and the Alliance for Economic Inclusion
In cooperation with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Summit

This year's RAISE Texas Action Summit recapped progress made in the 2009 legislative session and review local successes in advancing the four action campaigns into 2010:

  • Alternative Small-Dollar Consumer Loan Products and Policies: Recommend product innovations to offer alternatives to payday loans and promote consumer protections in this area.

  • Community Tax Centers and EITC Campaigns: Create or expand community tax centers and access to free tax prep assistance in urban and rural areas of Texas.

  • Expanding Access to Education: Build support for policies and programs that facilitate broader access to postsecondary education and training, including college savings accounts, affordable student loans, workforce development and enhanced financial aid.

  • Matched Savings Accounts: Develop campaign for raising possible match funds and strengthening statewide IDA network.

  • More information about the four action campaignsoff-site

The Purpose

This summit brought Texas asset-building stakeholders together to update and design new action plans for the four campaigns.

Agenda

November 16  
10:30 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Luncheon
  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Southwestern Room
  Alfreda B. Norman
Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Dallas
  Woody Widrow
Executive Director
RAISE Texas
Austin
12:30 p.m. Beyond the Scorecard: What States Can Do to Help Families Build and Protect Assets
Auditorium East
  The 2009–2010 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard and Policy CampaignPDF
Ida Rademacher

Research Director
CFED
Washington, D.C.
1:30 p.m. Overview and Updates on Four Action Campaigns
  RAISE Texas Small Dollar Lending InitiativePDF
Ann Baddour
Senior Policy Analyst
Texas Appleseed
Austin
  Texas Credit Union League: REAL SolutionsPDF
Natasha Melugin

Director of REAL Solutions
Texas Credit Union League
Dallas
  City of San Antonio Community InitiativesPDF
John Scarfo

Senior Management Analyst
Department of Community Initiatives
City of San Antonio
  Julian Huerta
Director of Programs
Foundation Communities
Austin
  Expanding Economic Opportunity through EducationPDF
Don Baylor

Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Austin
  Expanding Access to Education: Workforce Trends in the U.S. and TexasPDF
Brian Kelsey

Director, Community and Economic Development
Capital Area Council of Governments
Austin
  Matched Savings Accounts
Woody Widrow
3:15 p.m. Action Campaign Workgroups Prepare 2009–10 Goals
  Alternative Small-Dollar Consumer Loan Products and Policies
Auditorium West
  Community Tax Centers and EITC Campaigns
Auditorium East
  Expanding Access to Education
Training Room A
  Matched Savings Accounts
Training Room D
5:15 p.m. Networking Reception and Resource Tables
Pearl Street Atrium
6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Shuttles from Bank to Stoneleigh Hotel
November 17  
7:30 a.m. Shuttles from Stoneleigh Hotel to Bank
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Southwestern Room
  Asset Continuum Indicators: Measuring the Success of Your ProjectPDF
Jessica Anders

Success Measures Program Manager
NeighborWorks® America
Washington, D.C.
 

How to Measure the Success of Your ProgramPDF
Dana Pancrazi
Senior Program Officer
The F.B. Heron Foundation
New York City

9:45 a.m. Action Campaign Workgroups Prioritize Goals and Finalize Action Campaigns
  Alternative Small-Dollar Consumer Loan Products and Policies
Tejas Room
  Community Tax Centers and EITC Campaigns
Southwestern Room
  Expanding Access to Education
Training Room A
  Matched Savings Accounts
Training Room D
11:15 a.m. Asset Building Groups Present Action Campaigns and Next Steps
Southwestern Room
Woody Widrow
Noon Concluding Remarks
Alfreda B. Norman
12:30 p.m. Credit Builders Alliance Training
Southwestern Room
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
 

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