How can data collaboration and AI improve impact in the social sector? And how can these tools be used responsibly while minimizing harm? Join us and hear Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi (University of Missouri) discuss the role of data sharing and AI in supporting intelligent transportation systems in the St. Louis region and beyond. Applications range […]
Government Investment Priorities as a Structural Determinant of Health: Interrogating the Carceral Resource Index.
Join us on Thursday, May 4, for a virtual conversation with Northeastern University law professor Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH. About this event Join the Social Policy Institute, WashU School of Medicine, and SAMHSA in a discussion with Professor Leo Beletsky on his work surrounding the Structural Determinants of Health and the use of the Carceral […]
Data and Donuts (Links to an external site)
Join us for our third Data and Donuts event on Friday, April 28th at UMSL @ Grand Center from 8:30-10:00!
The Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) on Families Raising Children with Disabilities
Join us and our partners for a webinar on findings from a recently published report on the impact of the expanded CTC on families raising children with disabilities.
Is Data Maturity the Key to Meeting Your Mission? (Links to an external site)
Jenrose Fitzgerald, program coordinator, is speaking at data.org’s upcoming event on using data to amplify your organization’s impact.
Data is for Everyone: A Data for Social Impact Summit
This event took place in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 15 at the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall at Washington University in St. Louis and online. About the event At the summit, social sector colleagues with diverse roles and levels of experience joined together to connect and learn new strategies for leveraging data […]
Engaging Community and Mobilizing Data to Advocate for Change
Join us virtually at 1:00 p.m. (CT) on October 3, 2022, for a conversation about community engagement and data for change.
The Future of Building Wealth: Research, Policy & Action
Join us for the in-person event, “The Future of Building Wealth: Research, Policy & Action,” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) on Oct. 11, 2022 with a reception to follow.
Setting a Bigger Table: Participatory Approaches to Evaluating Impact
Join us virtually at 1:00 p.m. (CT) on September 8, 2022, for a conversation on designing a collaborative data process to evaluate programs and create more equitable outcomes.
People to Practice to Policy The Social Policy Institute at WashU (May 17) (Links to an external site)
On May 17 we’ll investigate how policy that starts with people and is grounded in evidence can transform the lives of individuals locally, nationally and globally.
It’s a Process, Not a Product: Building Equitable Data Infrastructure
Join us at 10 a.m. on July 14, 2022, to connect with social sector colleagues to learn how to build equitable, client-centered data infrastructure.
Sharing Data, Sharing Power: Tools and Tensions in Collective Data Efforts
Join us at 1 p.m. on June 15, 2022, to learn about transparent, equitable, and actionable practices for sharing data across organizations and sectors in St. Louis and beyond.
Data-Informed, Equity-Driven: Cultivating a Collaborative Data Culture
Thanks for joining us for the event on May 4, 2022! Find resources and the recording to learn more about cultivating a data culture that centers on collaboration and equity.
Start Where You Are: Mapping a Journey Toward Equitable Data Practice
Join us at 1 p.m. on April 6, 2022, to connect with social sector colleagues around actionable tools for crafting a data strategy aligned with your mission and values
We Are All Data People: An Equity-Centered Approach to Increasing Impact
The launch of a series of free learning opportunities for increasing social sector impact, capacity and connection around data. About this event Social sector organizations can increase their impact and advance their missions by cultivating effective, ethical, and equitable data practices. Based on St. Louis social sector input, the Data for Social Impact initiative is […]
Data for Social Impact Event Series
Data can be a powerful tool, particularly in the social sector, with unique opportunities and challenges alike. However, the majority of available data-focused resources are designed to build technical skills. Fewer resources are designed to build capacity around elements of responsible data use or strategies for utilizing data to impact people’s lives and promote equitable […]
Inclusive Growth in St. Louis Events
Who benefits from economic growth in St. Louis? Despite promises of job creation, increasing home values, new businesses, and representative leadership in St. Louis, the benefits of economic growth have not been equally, nor equitably, distributed. As the economy rebuilds itself from COVID-19 devastation, now is the time to consider how St. Louis can become […]
Elevating Community Voice in Data Collaboration Practices
This event took place on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. How can we meaningfully include community voices when working with data in the St. Louis social sector? Speakers started conversations about this question at the event hosted by the Social Policy Institute’s Data Science for Social Impact initiative. The event explored processes designed to center community […]
Activating Inclusive Growth in St. Louis
On Dec. 9, 2021, we learned how to influence policy and collaborate with like-minded people to activate change in our last Inclusive Growth in St. Louis event. After a year of events investigating why economic growth in St. Louis benefits some groups of people more than others and how we can change systems to support […]
Advocacy & Allyship: Welcoming Afghans to St. Louis | Open Classroom (Links to an external site)
The St. Louis area is preparing to welcome up to 1,000 Afghans as part of the effort to resettle thousands who worked in support of the U.S. during two decades of conflict. Join this conversation, moderated by Brown School Associate Dean for Global Strategy & Programs Lindsay Stark, to hear perspectives from people deeply engaged […]
Data for Social Impact Roundtable Series
The purpose of the Data for Social Impact (DSI) public roundtable discussions is to gather feedback on prospective resources, tools and trainings, facilitate dialogue about key topics, and build connection and community while identifying St. Louis social sector priorities and considerations. Roundtable discussions welcome participants with a wide range of data experience, incorporate equitable and […]
Resilience and Reinvention: Lessons from the Pandemic (Links to an external site)
This two-part forum will present exciting new research arising from ongoing international collaborations involving McDonnell Academy partner institutions. It will feature presentations by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators around the globe on the impacts and lessons of Covid-19.
Embracing Inclusive Leadership
Join us at 12:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, Sept. 23 for an event discussing strategies to create inclusive leadership.
Policy & practice: How to build long-term financial wellness
We know that liquid assets provide a safety net for short-term financial well-being, but how can we transition from short-term financial stability to longer-term financial health? Researchers, Jeremy Burke, Stephen Roll and Emily Gallagher shared their findings on the mitigation effect of liquid assets during a financial shock, the leading factors that contribute to long-term […]
Investing in Inclusive Neighborhoods
Join us virtually for Investing in Inclusive Neighborhoods, 12:30-2:00 p.m. (CT) on July 14 and 15, to explore strategies for community driven, place-based investments that support equitable housing valuations and small/minority-owned business growth that leads to long-term wealth.
How Can a Data-Informed Social Sector Amplify Impact in St. Louis?
This event is hosted by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis in partnership with the St. Louis Regional Data Alliance and data.org, with support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Data is a powerful tool for increasing impact with unique opportunities and needs for the social sector. How can St. […]
Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & Technology
Watch recording from Feb. 10-11 event, Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & Technology, a discussion about the opportunities to create inclusive access to education, training & technology for under-represented populations in St. Louis.
STL 2030 Jobs Plan Panel Discussion
Washington University’s Social Policy Institute and Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Civic Affairs and Strategic Planning is pleased to partner with Greater St. Louis Inc. for a panel discussion about the STL2030 Jobs Plan: Driving a Decade of Inclusive Growth. During the discussion, you’ll learn about the draft jobs plan, have the chance to […]
Bold Responses to the Racial Wealth Gap
Please join us 1:00- 2:30 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 for an event sponsored by the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis to explore some of these responses.
Evidence on School Discipline Impacts and Disparities – For Missouri and Beyond
On January 29th, SPI data analyst Jason Jabbari presented at a SLU PRiME Center webinar on his research “The Collateral Damages of Suspensions” which demonstrates that attending high-suspension schools is negatively linked to math achievement and college attendance. Panelists emphasized the need for rigorous research on alternatives to suspensions, such as restorative justice. The webinar guests included: […]
The Challenge of Living Together: Can the Coronavirus Be an Opportunity?
This event has passed. Watch a recording. Michal Granstein-Weiss, director of SPI, and Avital Blonder, founder and CEO of Jindas Association for Urban Urban Renewal, presented at 12:30 p.m. (CT) on January 25, 2021, part of the Shared Israeliness and Social Solidarity lecture series presented by Beit Keinan and the Initiative for Shared Israeliness at the […]
Supporting Inclusive Households in Building Financial Security
Join us virtually for Supporting Inclusive Households in Building Financial Security, 12:30-2:00 p.m. (CT) on Dec. 10, 2020, for a discussion about the opportunities to equitably support the financial situations of households.
Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Child Savings Programs in Israel and Uganda: Oct. 15
From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT) on Oct. 15, join the Social Policy Institute (SPI), the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD), and the Next Age Institute (NAI) for a discussion about asset building for long-term child development and CSA programs—with the particular focus on CSAs in Israel and Uganda, which differ greatly in their structure.
Building an Inclusive Economy: Oct. 7
This event has passed. Watch a recording or see below. Historically, as the St Louis economy grows, benefits are not equally, nor equitably, distributed. As we look to rebuilding our economy from COVID-19 devastation, now is the time to consider how St. Louis can change to become a model for a truly inclusive economy that […]
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Racial, Gender and Generational Wealth Gaps
On June 25, 2020, join the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to better understand the likely impacts COVID-19 on family wealth, and some possible responses to those gaps.
Jump-Starting America: How Investing in Technology & Science Revives Economies
At 1 p.m. on June 4, 2020, join the Social Policy Institute at Washington University and the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for a virtual conversation with Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson, authors of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.
Poverty and Race: The Other St. Louis, with Wes Moore
November 10, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM McKinley – Mezz Level (Marriott Wardman Park) Panel Chairs: Nisha Patel, Robin HoodDiscussants: Jeremie Greer, Prosperity Now and David Newville, Prosperity Now
Our Nonprofit Sector Is at Risk. Does it Matter?
Date: November 18, 2019 | 5:30 Reception | 6:00 Lecture Location: Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Washington University in St. Louis Congress has slashed the budget for the IRS’s oversight of nonprofit organizations. In the wake of the cuts, Wall Street is increasingly finding ways to profit from nonprofits. What does this mean for the social sector […]
Social Policy Institute Launch Event
Washington University in St. Louis is launching the Social Policy Institute (SPI), a new university-wide initiative dedicated to addressing pressing social issues through empirical research, dissemination of evidence-informed policy, and training in social policy.
Measuring Impact of Employee Financial Wellness Programs
Employee financial wellness programs have garnered a great deal of attention, but what do we really know about their impact on employees? The Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis presents hot-off-the-presses research on financial wellness program outcomes and discusses best practices in measurement.
Distracted Employees? Financial Wellness Can Help
Low- and moderate-income employees’ financial lives can be complicated and the challenge of making ends meet may distract them at work. Employers can offer evidence-informed workplace financial products and services targeted towards LMI employees to improve stability and increase wealth.
2019 Convening Workshop: The Time is Now: Building An Economy That Works For Everyone (Links to an external site)
The Time is Now is a powerful convening of workforce development professionals, employers, frontline workers, and funders. This two-day event will advance the learning agenda on critical workforce issues.
How to rescue your workers from a financial free fall (Links to an external site)
Despard, M.; Hosted by Business Solver
Designing and implementing a financial wellness strategy for low- and moderate-income workers (Links to an external site)
Frank-Miller, E.; Hosted by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Health, Wealth, & Place: What You Can Do (Links to an external site)
Germain, G.; Speaker at the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUF in Health Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
How employers choose the right mix of financial wellness products and services
Frank-Miller, E. and Despard, M.;
Dissemination of research findings from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project through a series of webinars to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ regional collaboratives.
Three behavioral design policy scenarios to promote financial health: Consumption, risk, and perception
Despard, M.; Presentation sponsored by Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight on behavioral design principles and financial health.
Understanding the financial lives of employees and solutions to increase their financial wellness
Frank-Miller, E. and Despard, M.; Dissemination of research findings from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project through a series of webinars to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ regional collaboratives. Hosted by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.
Financial Well-Being: Across Generations, Income Levels, and Business Models (Links to an external site)
Frank-Miller, E.; Speaker at The Conference Board’s Employee Financial Well-Being Conference, Chicago, IL.
Workplace financial wellness programs: Resources for regional collaborative sites
Frank-Miller, E.; Dissemination of research findings from the Employee Financial Wellness Programs project to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ regional collaboratives. Hosted by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.