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SSW Homecoming March 9: Strengthening Family Health - Advancing Economic Stability

Homecoming 2018

Strengthening Family Health: Advancing Economic Stability

Friday, March 9, 2018

School of Social Work – 525 West Redwood Street,

Baltimore, MD 21201

Registration & Coffee: 8:30 am

Homecoming Lecture & Panel Discussion: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Financial Social Work Initiative

Keynote speaker: Jonathan Mintz

“Bridging the Gap: Making the Case for Financial Empowerment in Family and Community Stability”

Jonathan Mintz is Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund, a national non-profit organization that supports municipal efforts to help low-income families and individuals achieve long-term financial stability. He also founded and co-chaired the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition (CFE Coalition), which brings together pioneering municipal governments from across the country to advance innovative financial empowerment initiatives on the municipal, state, and national levels.

Jonathan was previously the longest-serving Commissioner in the history of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), having been appointed to the role by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. During this time, Mintz redefined the Department’s regulatory enforcement powers toward a focus on consumer financial stability, re-envisioning consumer rights in fields such as debt collection, process serving, employment, and finance. While there, he launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE), which has been replicated by local governments across the nation to systematically advance programs in financial counseling and education, asset building, and safe banking. Mintz has pioneered the “Supervitamin Effect,” a growing body of programs, policies, and research that measures the positive impacts of integrating financial empowerment services into mainstream local government antipoverty programs such as workforce development, public housing, domestic violence, prisoner reentry, and more.

Event Moderator: Jodi Frey, PhD ’04, LCSW-C, MSW ’98, CEAP, Associate Professor

Chair, Employee Assistance Program Sub-Specialization; Chair, Financial Social Work Initiative

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Panelists/Breakout Facilitators:

Tania Araya, MSW ’95, Coordinator, Family Violence Response Program, Mercy Medical Center

John Cagle, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Christine Callahan, PhD, LCSW-C, Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Jeffrey Clark, MA, LGSW, MSW ’12, Family Prosperity Coordinator, Promise Heights

Sara Johnson, MSW ’02, Co-Founder & COO, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Robin McKinney, MSW ’01, Co-Founder & CEO, CASH Campaign of Maryland

Lane Victorson, LGSW, MSW ’99, Director of Community Organizing/Neighborhood Fellows Social Work

Community Outreach Service

2018 Alumni Association Awards Luncheon, Marriott Hotel Inner Harbor: 12:15-1:30 pm

Alumni Association Award Winners will be announced via email and presented at the luncheon

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: 1:45 pm

Homecoming Networking Reception: 4:00 pm

Cost: Alumni $50 – Friends $60 – Students $20 (includes lunch and 5 Category I CEUs) Registration is required

For more information and to register, visit or call 410-706-1839 RSVP by 2/26/18

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