L.A. Promise Zone Briefing for Bankers

Monday, September 21, 2015
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Los Angeles Branch
950 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Parking is available at nearby public lots – See map and directions.
Please arrive 30 minutes early due to construction in the area.

Registration is required by Wednesday, September 16.
There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

In early 2014, Los Angeles was one of the first five communities to receive the Promise Zone federal designation by President Barack Obama. This initiative encourages cities to leverage local resources and partnerships with private, public and nonprofit organizations to lift communities out of poverty. At this season we will explore leading activities underway and opportunities for bankers to engage in this ten year project that stands to impact community development strategies in the city for many years into the future. Come to this roundtable to find out how this work can affect communities you serve.


9:00 am

Registration, Refreshments, Networking

9:30 am

Welcome and Introductions – Federal Reserve Bank

9:40 am

General Overview of the Federal Initiative – Erich Yost, Federal Liaison, LA Promise Zone

10:10 am

Presentation of the LA Promise Zone Initiative – Alison Becker, LA Promise Zone Director

10:40 am


10:55 am

Introduction of the LA Promise Zone Partners

11:00 am

Facilitated Roundtable Discussions – LA Promise Zone initiative activities and opportunities

11:45 am


12:00 pm

Wrap up and Next Steps

12:15 pm



Melody Winter Head, Regional Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)