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Volume 11, Issue 3, 2011   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Communi-Versity: Economic Strategy Draws on the City and University at Prairie View

In February 2010, community leaders and university officials who were interested in the future of both the city of Prairie View, Texas, and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) attended a roundtable discussion hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch. Out of this first meeting arose “Communi-Versity,” a joint venture of the community and the university focused on creating an environment conducive to economic development. Read more »

Partnering Colleges with Their Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assists historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with grants through the Office of University Partnerships. The office helps the HBCUs expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their local regions. HUD grants are awarded to help revitalize neighborhoods and promote affordable housing near HBCU campuses. Read more »


News & Events

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in partnership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the ABC Foundation, is hosting a Financial Education Roundtable in central Texas on July 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event and luncheon will bring together bankers, service providers and policymakers from the central Texas region to consider ways to expand, improve and dialogue about financial education matters that can help families achieve financial security. The event will be held at the Public Education Center, 507 N. 8th St., Killeen, TX 76541. To register, email Al Coleman, FDIC, at acoleman@fdic.govemail. For more information, call 254-690-9673 or email abcfoundation@calvet.netemail.
  • NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling has partnered with Chase to bring a homeownership training program to Dallas. The class, HO248 Program Compliance & Reporting for HUD-Approved Counseling Agencies, is being held July 19–20, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201. Registration is now open for this no-cost NeighborWorks-facilitated program. Detailsoff-site
  • Save the Date: "Healthy Communities: The Intersection of Community Development and Health," a conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will be held Sept. 28, 2011, at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Discover how the community development and health sectors are working together to reduce persistent health inequalities and create healthier communities for all. More information
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