ACCESS Digest: 529s and Child Savings Accounts, National Equity Atlas Webinar on New Equity Data, and More…

WEBINAR – 529s and Child Savings Accounts: New Strategies to Promote Savings and Development for America’s Children

October 7-8, 2015
St. Louis, MO

Join the Federal Reserve of St. Louis for a two-day event that will provide insights and lessons on how organizations can improve or expand a 529 or Child Savings Account program. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 30 and space is limited. Cost for attendance is $75 per person. For more information, please contact Lisa Locke at 502-568-9292 or

WEBINAR – The National Equity Atlas: New Equity Data for the 100 Largest Cities

September 30, 2015
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. PT / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Many American cities are experiencing an economic rival, but this rising economic tide is not translating into good jobs, living wages, and ownership opportunities for their low-income communities and communities of color. City leaders face an urgent need to put in place policies and strategies to counter deepening inequality and build “all-in cities” where all residents — especially those who’ve long been excluded — can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. 

Understanding the state of equity in cities is critical to advancing this agenda, which is why PolicyLink and the University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity are expanding the National Equity Atlas to include detailed data disaggregated by race, nativity, and income for the largest 100 cities. The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool that provides indicators of demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for all 50 states, the 150 largest regions, and nationwide. 

Learn more about this webinar and register.

In Case You Missed It…

Register for Equity Summit 2015

October 27-29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

This October, don't miss the opportunity to join 3,000 advocates, activists, policymakers, funders, and private sector partners for one of the largest conferences on racial and economic equity of the year! Tour the city of Los Angeles with local activists, build new skills through equity workshops, and join interactive discussions with leaders in the field.

Learn more about new sessions including:

  • Toxic Inequality: Challenges and Solutions for the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Fines, Fees, & Incarceration: The Financial Toll of the Justice System within Low-Income Communities
  • A Legacy of Debt: Exploring the Movement for More Manageable Student Loans
  • Using the U.S. Tax Code to Build Equity

To view all planned sessions and accompanying descriptions, visit

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