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'Build financial capability and assets for all' Grand Challenge gains momentum
March is Social Work Month, and the Center for Social Development is pleased to announce that its Financial Capability and Asset Building (FCAB) initative and the Grand Challenge for Social Work to "build financial capability and assets for all" are going strong.
Three leading journals recently published numerous articles about financial capability and asset building, and now the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment joins the chorus.
Clearly, FCAB is catching on. In fact, a
project is even underway in Singapore! Soon social workers there will develop skills for working with low-income families on their household finances. “It’s wonderful partnering with our social work colleagues in Singapore to translate the FCAB curriculum," says Margaret Sherraden, CSD faculty director of FCAB and a member of the FCAB Grand Challenge leadership team.
Summit goal: Better lives for 60,000 black boys and men
The first HomeGrown STL Summit convened with more than 120 area leaders committed to the health and development of black boys and young men in St. Louis City and County. Led by Professor Sean Joe and based at the Center for Social Development, HomeGrown STL's goal is a 100 percent increase in social mobility within a generation. Read more.
Alumna Nair is Singaporean of the Year finalist
​Sudha Nair was a finalist for Singaporean of the Year 2016 in recognition of her powerful impact as a social worker focused on family violence.  Read more.
Obamacare families more likely to pay mortgage
Families with health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are significantly more likely to make their rent and mortgage payments than are those who remain uninsured, suggests a new study from the Center for Social Development. 
Read more.
Study: Tax-return delay may hurt families
Low- and moderate-income Americans who claim certain tax credits will have to wait weeks longer than usual for their federal income tax refunds because of a new law. Read more.
CSD faculty directors promoted, tenured
Faculty Directors Darrell Hudson and Jason Q. Purnell both have been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Washington University's Board of Trustees made the promotions March 3. Hudson is a faculty director of CSD's Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America. Purnell is a faculty director of Thriving Communities at CSD and leads the For the Sake of All project. Please join us in congratulating them!