In December 2017, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment released a white paper entitled How Neighborhoods Help New Yorkers Get Ahead. The report shares the work and findings of the Collaborative for Neighborhood Financial Health - a project made possible with support from the Citi Foundation that engaged hundreds of city residents and stakeholders to create a definition and framework for understanding and addressing how neighborhoods influence the financial health of individual residents.
The Neighborhood Financial Health model represents a new approach to financial well-being that explicitly recognizes how place and community – including access to services such as affordable food and housing – affect individuals’ financial health and opportunities. It also represents the first efforts by the Office of Financial Empowerment to thoroughly integrate community wealth building strategies into its programs and policy work. The approach seeks to address asset and wealth building opportunities at a systemic level, and contribute to a stronger, more inclusive city.
Please join New York Asset Funders Network, Citi, and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment to learn more about the Collaborative for Neighborhood Financial Health project.
- Learning and insights to inform financial health at the community level
- What levers philanthropy can invest in to influence positive change in financial well-being at the community level
- Next steps in this approach to Neighborhood Financial Health, and community wealth building more broadly
- Deyanira Del Rio, Co-Director, New Economy Project
- Nicole Perry, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Financial Empowerment, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
- Gregory Schiefelbein, NY Tri-State Director, Citi Community Development
- Leah Mayor (Moderator), East Coast Program Officer, Asset Funders Network
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 10:30 AM Program
Registration is required by October 15.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Guests of AFN : Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email email@example.com ($150 fee).
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.