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The pandemic exposed many of the cracks in how our country approaches child care and early care and education (ECE), but it also created an opportunity to address and improve how we support children, working parents, and ECE professionals. Find takeaways from a recent virtual event focused on managing and organizing around American Rescue Plan Act funds and the role of business in supporting and empowering change.

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Community Development Innovation Review

Posted August 19, 2021

This issue of the Community Development Innovation Review examines the promise and pitfalls of financial technology, or fintech, for fostering racial equity and greater financial inclusion. Edited in partnership with the SF Fed’s Fintech team and Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program, this issue brings together a broad set of voices from people working in various roles—including in technology, community development, economic inclusion, regulation, and investment—to contextualize gaps in the financial system and consider ways to address them.

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Data

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers conditionally forgivable loans to small businesses. These PPP Snapshots provide data profiles of where PPP loans went in each of the nine states that comprise the Twelfth Federal Reserve District: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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Initiatives

Access to affordable child care is crucial to parents’ ability to participate in the workforce. However, in many places—especially lower-income communities and communities of color—affordable child care isn’t available to meet this need.

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Community Close-Up: The “Donut Kids” of California

"Donut kids" is a term coined by the children of Cambodian-American donut shop owners to acknowledge their shared identities growing up in and around donut shops. This photo series highlights their voices and experiences.

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