North Texas Funders Forum: The Education/Assets Connection: Going Beyond the Data

Aug 25, 2016

Attendees joined us August 25, 2016 for coffee and conversation with Alfreda Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and special guest Anthony Poore, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to discuss the intersections between education and financial security.  



Presentation: Children’s Savings Accounts: Why Assets Matter & the Role of CSAs, Anthony Poore, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2016 (PDF - slideshow)

Brief: Identifying Short Term Outcome Metrics for Evaluating Whether Children's Savings Accounts Programs Are on Track, William Elliott and Kelly Harrington, 2016

Report: The State of Texas Children 2016: Race and Equity in Fort Worth report

A recent community development newsletter discussing CSAs:  College Bound - Shelterforce, 2016Miriam Axel-Lute, posted July 25, 2016

     "Children’s savings accounts for higher education, even those that have accumulated only small amounts of money, can change expectations for low-income students—and they might also provide a vehicle for larger wealth transfers."  Click to continue reading.


Where & When:

Held at The Lena Pope Amon Carter Center | 3200 Sanguinet Street | Fort Worth, TX 76107 

Thursday August 25, 2016 | 8:30 AM Registration & Networking | 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Program & Discussion 


We heard from Anthony Poore, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston through an interview by Alfreda Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, about the evidence, effects, and opportunities linking asset building to education interventions and attainment.  

Rob Podlogar, National Director of the Siemer Institute for Family Stability, joined Poore and Norman for an interactive discussion, moderated by Rose Bradshaw, North Texas Community Foundation about innovative education and assets connections in communities across the US.

Funders, nonprofits, and policymakers interested in the connections between family economic security and educational success and attainment were invited to attend.