Javier Silva

Senior Associate Director, Community Engagement
Outreach & Education
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
Phone (212) 720-2789


Fields of interest
Financial services, housing, economic development

Javier Silva is senior associate director of community engagement with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Silva focuses on analysis and programming related to community and economic development issues by working with community and civic organizations, universities, government officials, business and trade groups, and financial institutions across the New York Fed’s district.  Mr. Silva also helps to organize Regional Visits to the district by the Bank’s president.

Mr. Silva has worked with communities on various issues and topics including access to capital, impact investing, EB-5 visa program, workforce development, CRA, affordable housing, foreclosure prevention, corporate social responsibility, and small business surveys.  He is also responsible for outreach and implementing community economic development programming in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve in 2006, Mr. Silva was a senior research and policy associate at Demos: Network for Ideas and Action.  Mr. Silva also served as a Hunger Fellow where he worked at La Fondita de Jesus in Santurce, Puerto Rico during his field placement and at Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) in Washington, DC during his policy placement. Mr. Silva holds a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s from Western Connecticut State University.

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