Flooding, Families, and the Future

September 18, 2023

On Monday, September 18, 2023, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the Low Income Investment Fund and Capita, hosted an in-person event to discuss the flood-risk vulnerability of institutions that serve young children and how the financial, child care, and community development sectors can improve the resilience of the schools, day care centers, and parks that families rely on.


See the agenda for timing of specific conference segments.

Event Details

Date & Time
September 18, 2023
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Multi-purpose room, 13th floor
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY


This event was open to the public.


This event was open to the media. All remarks were on the record and the event was recorded, with the recording to be made available afterwards. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at Ellen.Simon@ny.frb.org.

3:30pm-3:35pm Welcome Remarks (00:10 in video)

Claire Kramer Mills, Director of Community Development Insights, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
3:35pm-4:00pm Conversation with a New York City Child Care Provider (02:52 in video)

Joe Waters, Co-Founder and CEO, Capita

Stacie Alleyne, Owner and Director, Guiding Hands Childcare Inc.
4:00pm-4:55pm Panel Discussion with Q&A (17:43 in video)

Moderator: Joe Waters, Co-Founder and CEO, Capita

Dyvonne Body, Community Development Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Joe Fretwell, Early Care and Education Advisory Services Manager, Low Income Investment Fund

Ambika Nair, Community Development Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Amy Shea, Early Care and Education Program Manager of Northeast Region, Low Income Investment Fund
4:55pm-5:00pm Closing Remarks (1:20:37 in video)

Joe Waters, Co-Founder and CEO, Capita


Flood Risks in New York City’s Child Care System

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