The Collaborative’s Pathways to Prosperity Conference

NC Rural Center
4021 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
United States

Join advocates, practitioners and other experts in the field of financial inclusion and economic opportunity at the Pathways to Prosperity Conference October 29 and 30 for THE event dedicated to building a North Carolina in which everyone has the chance to prosper.

On Wednesday, October 30, longtime leader in the field of asset-building and Prosperity Now founder Bob Friedman will serve as lunch keynote speaker and share insights from his new book, A Few Thousand Dollars. The book shares how a few simple policy changes would address wealth inequality—and build a better economy and a stronger country for us all. It is a guide to making the U.S. economy work for everyone, by a leading advocate of asset development

Additional Conference Highlights:

  • Plenary sessions with industry leaders
  • Networking events to strengthen old friendships and make new contacts
  • Pre-conference focused on Asset Building for People Living with Disabilities

 Conference Panels:

  • Criminal Justice Debt and Collateral Consequences of Criminal Record
  • Biases in Banking: Implicit Bias across Asset Building Programs
  • Financial Well-Being and Higher Education: The Rising Basic Needs Insecurities and Debt Burdens Facing Students
  • A Few Thousand Dollars book discussion with author, Bob Friedman
  • Small Business Retirement Options for North Carolina
  • Evolution of the North Carolina Antipoverty Movement
  • Access for All: Increasing Low Income Communities’ Access to Financial Services
  • NC ABLE as an Opportunity for Some and a Thought for Others
  • Creating Seats at the Table through Microenterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • A Bridge to Independence through Apprenticeships
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