The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

In the Field

Jessica Santos, PhD'15, at New England CSA Consortium meeting, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2016
NAWRS conference in New Orleans: Misti Jeffers, Sara Chaganti, Sylvia Stewart, and Nordia Savage, the director of the Health CareeRx Academy in Bridgeport CT.
Tatjana Meschede and Graham Wright, MPP'13, PhD'15, at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference 2018
LERA conference panel in Cleveland OH 2019
  • Jessica Santos. 'Empowerment Economics' - Innovations in Native and Immigrant Approaches to Assets. Webinar was hosted by GCIR; Asset Funders Network (AFN); National CAPACD (Coalition for Asian Pacific Amirian Community Development); Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP); and Sillerman Center for Advancement of Philanthropy. March 12, 2019.
  • Rebecca M. Loya, participated in the “Leveraging the Promise of a Brighter Future with CSA Investments” webinar, supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The Prudential Foundation. February 28, 2019.
  • Jessica Santos, Tom Shapiro at the Detroit Midwest CSA Consortium meeting. Jessica and Tom participated in the Midwest Children's Savings Account consortium meeting, hosted by Heartland Alliance in Detroit, Michigan. Sept. 19, 2018.

  • Jessica Santos. “Financial Empowerment in Native Communities Through Financial Security and Homeownership” presented at the Prosperity Now Summit. Invited panelist to discuss empowerment economics study, a community-engaged research project in partnership with National CAPACD and Hawaiian Community Assets. Sept. 7, 2018.

  • Tatjana Meschede, Joanna Taylor. “‘Family Achievements?’: How Wealth Trumps Education Among White and Black College Graduates” presented at the Prosperity Now Summit. Invited panelists at session on economic circumstances experienced by/facing young people today. Sept. 6, 2018.

  • Tom Shapiro. Presented at the Prosperity Now Summit. Sept. 5, 2018. 

  • Becca Loya, Jessica Santos, Tom Shapiro, Madeline Smith-Gibbs. Advancing Children's Savings Accounts. IASP hosted a meeting for Charles Stewart Mott Foundation grantees in Boston focused on advancing Children's Savings Accounts. Aug. 2, 2018.

  • Sara Chaganti, Tatjana Meschede. “Secure Jobs Evaluation” presented at the On Solid Ground Coalition Meeting. Sara and Tatjana presented findings from the Secure Jobs Evaluation to the On Solid Ground Coalition, a group of housing and homelessness service providers, advocates and researchers. July 17, 2018.

  • Meg Lovejoy. “Bringing Empowerment Economics to Our Communities” presented at the 2018 Building CAPACD Convention. Panel presentation on the empowerment economics evaluation framework IASP has been developing in partnership with National CAPACD and Hawaiian Community Assets. June 18, 2018.

  • Sara Chaganti, Jessica Santos, Janet Boguslaw. “Low-Wage and Low-Skilled Workers: Conceptualizing New Organizational Structures and Practices for Workforce Development and Wealth Building” presented at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Annual Meeting. Sara, Jess and Janet presented their work in a panel at the LERA annual meeting, moderated by David Weil, dean of the Heller School. June 15, 2018. 

  • Sara Chaganti. “Sharing Connections Conference - Employment Focus in a Housing First World” (with Maegan Pedemonti and Rebecca Starr). Presented at the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition's Building Skills. Sara Chaganti presented findings from IASP's evaluation of the Secure Jobs Initiative, in a panel led by Maegan Pedemonti from Way Finders in Springfield, Massachusetts, discussing ways to integrate housing and employment services for Massachusetts families facing homelessness. May 3, 2018.