Connecting Communities

Real people. Real research. Real conversations.

Welcome to the Federal Reserve’s Connecting Communities® webinar series! Through these virtual events, get timely insights about community and economic development issues affecting communities you serve. Join us live—you’ll find upcoming webinars on our events calendar—or watch on demand.

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Connecting Communities FAQs

How much does it cost to attend a Connecting Communities webinar?

All Connecting Communities webinars are free and open to the public.

Who hosts Connecting Communities?

Connecting Communities is sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, including all 12 regional Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, DC.

Who should attend Connecting Communities?

Generally, you’ll get the most out of our webinars if you are a community development professional or practitioner, financial institution representative, or policymaker, or if you have an interest in furthering the economic growth and financial stability of low- and moderate-income communities.

Why should I attend Connecting Communities?

The Federal Reserve is actively engaged in community development research and outreach. We often partner with and learn from external organizations doing similar work. Each Connecting Communities virtual event complements Fed research and outreach initiatives aimed at understanding and addressing economic challenges facing lower-income communities. These initiatives focus on building a more inclusive US economy that works for everyone.

What topics will Connecting Communities cover?

Connecting Communities is designed to broaden the knowledge of those working to support low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods, communities of color, and other underserved areas across the United States. Webinar topics typically focus on some aspect of housing, workforce development, small business access to credit, and other issues around economic inclusion. Visit our presentation archive to explore topics we’ve covered in the past.

How long is each Connecting Communities webinar?

Connecting Communities webinars generally last 60 minutes. Each webinar features 25-30 minutes of speaker presentations followed by an interactive question-and-answer session.

What if I miss a Connecting Communities webinar?

You can watch past Connecting Communities webinars on YouTube and our website.

I have an idea for Connecting Communities. How can I share it with you?

We welcome your ideas! Contact us.