Helping Communities Work

Advancing CRA Modernization and Compliance through Non-Brokered Reciprocal Deposits, Government Funding and other Innovations in Social Impact Investing in Human Capital, Community and Economic Development

Helping Communities Work is designed to function as a strategic alliance of industry associations, financial institutions, community foundations and others working in collaboration with the public and private sector education and workforce development systems. The objective is to align and achieve the socioeconomic goals and objectives of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 and related legislation.


Helping Communities Work integrates business and social entrepreneurship in order to attract and leverage government funding, place-based impact investing and philanthropic support. The strategy is designed to align early college high schools with internships, apprenticeships and other work-based learning and training models. The process integrates sector-based workforce strategies and the new collar jobs initiative.

Helping  Communities Work facilitates a holistic socioeconomic strategy, which focuses on the creation of an efficient, systemic, large-scale and sustainable continuum of education, workforce, community and economic development. The process is also designed to increase investments in the construction of affordable housing through innovations in 3D printing.