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Individual Development Accounts Update Webinar: New Research Highlights, Legislative Opportunities, and Innovative IDA Practice
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Presented by CFED and NeighborWorks America

More than 400 attendees joined NeighborWorks America and The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) for a discussion of recent updates on individual development accounts (IDAs) in the areas of research, policy and practice. Leading IDA researchers discussed recent research on the efficacy of IDAs. CFED’s policy analysts discussed potential changes to the flagship federal IDA program, the Assets for Independence Act as well as strategies to educate legislators about IDAs. Presenters from NeighborWorks Umpqua discussed their successful DreamSavers IDA program.

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Signe-Mary McKernan, Senior Fellow/Economist, The Urban Institute

Caroline Ratcliffe, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Social Work

Carol Wayman, Federal Policy Director, CFED

Inemesit Imoh, Policy Associate, CFED

Betty Tamm, Executive Director, NeighborWorks Umpqua

Rebekah Barger, IDA Program Manager, NeighborWorks Umpqua

This webinar was moderated by Ida Rademacher, Vice President, Policy and Research, CFED.

About CFED
CFED expands economic opportunity by helping Americans start and grow businesses, go to college, own a home and save for their children’s and own economic futures. We identify promising ideas, test and refine them in communities to find out what works, craft policies and products to help good ideas reach scale, and develop partnerships to promote lasting change. We bring together community practice, public policy and private markets in new and effective ways to achieve greater economic impact.

Established in 1979 as the Corporation for Enterprise Development, CFED works nationally and internationally through its offices in Washington, DC; Durham, North Carolina; and San Francisco, California.

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