Michigan Financial Empowerment Summit

 “Fueling Dreams: Kickstarting Education and Career Success through Savings”

August 5, 2015, 8AM-6:30PM
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
1600 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

The second annual Michigan Financial Empowerment Summit is coming up! This year’s Summit will focus on children’s savings account initiative and to incorporate savings and financial capability with other youth financial programs. We’ll be joined by keynote speaker Jose Cisneros, Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco, and representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National League of Cities, CFED and more! Register today! View the Agenda.



Public Policy Forum

Michigan’s Prison Problem: Mass Incarceration, Its Causes and Solutions

Was held on Oct. 30, 2014 in Lansing



Youth Power Movement, Kayla Mason | Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending, Laura Sager

 Opportunity & Equity 2014

This event was held on May 5, 2014

Speaker: Pedro Noguera, Sociologist and NYU Professor

Each day, a growing number of people struggle to make ends meet, yet there are promising strategies and tools that can help fight this trend, that have been proven to reduce poverty and build prosperity. At Opportunity & Equity 2014 attendees will explore successful and promising models and concepts in public policy, education, asset building, healthcare and more.


Michigan’s Education Landscape, Amber Arellano
Exemplary Models for Entrepreneurship, Jeannine LaProd
Income Inequality in Michigan, Dr. Charles Ballard
Pursuing Excellence Through Equity, Dr. Pedro Noguera
Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report, Shirley Stancato
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, Jane Zehnder-Merrell