Cheryl L. Moyer, PAH board member as well as deputy director of PAH partner Community Networks, Inc., was our representative at E*TRADE Financial Corporation’s recent Conference and Community Dialogue on Suburban Poverty, held in Arlington, VA. E*TRADE invites their grantees to Community Dialogue conferences in order to gain input for future community investment programs. Their focus area for such investment is the greater Washington D.C. area, which luckily includes our community.
In her report on the conference, Cheryl wrote:
In addition to a wonderful time networking with fellow non-profit agencies and listening to keynote speaker Elizabeth Kneebone, the conference afforded a chance to learn more about E*TRADE’s operation and community investments.
E*TRADE Financial Corporation is a leading financial services company and a pioneer in the online brokerage industry. … Input from the 2014 meeting resulted in the 2014 Community Investment Strategy for Community and Economic Development and Health and Human Services. In 2015, they are targeting ten non-profits to receive support to use technology to change communities. Support will include upgrades and maintenance of systems and will increase the technical IQs of non-profit staff.
In her address, Kneebone highlighted the changes suburban counties face as they grow increasingly demographically and economically diverse, changing the scope and scale of need among the county’s residents.
Kneebone is a fellow of the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Her work primarily focuses on urban and suburban poverty, metropolitan demographics, and tax policies that support low-income workers and communities. In Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, she and co-author Alan Berube address the changing geography of metropolitan poverty and offer pragmatic solutions for reforming and modernizing the nation’s policy and practice framework for alleviating poverty and increasing access to opportunity.