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“Reflections on Helping Build the Ford Foundation Asset Building and Community Development Program”

  • Keynote speaker: Melvin Oliver, Dean of Social Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Panel on “The Influence of Culture on Asset Building”

  • Ngina Chiteji, Assistant Professor of Economics, Skidmore College
  • Sarah Hicks, Director, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
  • Barbara Robles, Associate Professor, Arizona State University School of Social Work

Panel on “Saving and Wealth Accumulation”


Panel on “Debt and Its Impact on Saving and Asset Building”

  • Javier Silva, Senior Research and Policy Associate, Demos
  • David Pate, Co-director and Founder, Center for Family Policy and Practice