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Maria Chaparro
By Jennie Blizzard
Mamacítas Cibernéticas (Cybernetic Mamas) wants to make sure the community has a say when it comes to digital inclusion in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
Sign with sticky notes stating "What's your purpose"
By Carrie Cook
CDFIs play a critical role in getting capital into underserved communities. Findings from the Fed’s 2023 CDFI Survey, discussed at OFN’s annual conference, highlight opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
Community Perspectives and Conditions November 2023
By Fed Communities Staff
Here’s what nonprofit and community leaders, and workforce professionals serving lower-income people shared with the Federal Reserve for the November 2023 Beige Book.
Maria Chaparro and Bob Bunting share how authentic community input, coupled with intentional collaboration, is advancing digital inclusion in rural Doña Ana County, New Mexico. 
Worker Voices participants faced compounding obstacles to finding high-quality jobs. These barriers included changing job requirements, individual attributes, and concerns about individual and family well-being.
From April 24 through June 2, 2023, the Federal Reserve fielded the 2023 CDFI Survey. Here’s what 453 CDFIs said about their financial well-being, demand for products and services, innovation, impacts of rising costs and higher wages, and the road ahead.
Small-dollar credit, like loans under $1,000, can help people handle unexpected expenses or income fluctuations. Can it help some consumers stay afloat? Read takeaways from the Federal Reserve’s July 2023 issue of Consumer & Community Context.
Federal Reserve community development researchers, analysts, and outreach specialists share what inspires and motivates them.
There is a reason the Fed does this work. The reason we talk about economic mobility is because it’s important for economic growth. And it’s really important for good, inclusive, and resilient economies.
Philadelphia Fed
My role is very much about relationships, people, and community. I work to give a voice to Indian Country. It has long been missing in terms of financial and economic data, and financial inclusion.          
Minneapolis Fed
I’m trying to better understand which low- and moderate-income populations are in a more stable situation and how they got there. What can we do to expand those types of opportunities?
Kansas City Fed
FEBRUARY 5-8, 2024

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