Financial responsibility and risk have shifted from institutions and businesses to individual households over the last three decades. This trend, accelerated by recent state budget cutbacks in social service programs, means many families are left to navigate a more complex system on their own. Can cities use technology and policy innovation to bridge the gap? How are philanthropy and non-profit networks promoting new structures to enable hard working families to meet these challenges?
Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute
Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Executive Director, New York City Center for Economic Opportunity
Mae Watson Grote
Founder and Executive Director, The Financial Clinic
Federal Policy Liaison, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation