Social Issue Talk: Financial Education as a Building Block for Success

March 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
*New Event Location* SIF Offices, One Congress Street, Boston MA 02114
Financial Education

Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 29, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Financial Education as a Building Block for Success." Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP below. 


Due to a high volume of interest, this Social Issue Talk will no longer be held at Fiduciary Trust, and will instead be held at the Social Innovation Forum Offices at One Congress Street, Boston MA 02114.


Alayna Van Tassel

Alayna Van Tassel, Deputy Treasurer and Executive Director of the Office of Economic Empowerment, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Alayna Van Tassel joined the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office in 2015 as the first Director of the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), a new department under Treasurer Goldberg charged with a broad range of initiatives to enhance economic stability and security including financial education and promoting equal pay.  Under Alayna’s direction OEE launched the first in the nation statewide salary negation workshop program: Just Ask; created Massachusetts’ first state sponsored college savings account program; and expanded financial education programs for residents of all-ages including women, veterans, seniors, and students. 

In Alayna’s 15+ years of experience in the public sector she has worked to advance the role of women and improve the economic security of all Massachusetts families.  Prior to her current position she served as Chief of Staff to House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight Committee. Alayna has a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy with a concentration in women’s studies from The George Washington University and is a graduate of Suffolk University.

2018 Social Innovator

ACT Lawrence

ACT Lawrence

The goal of ACT Lawrence is to educate and empower low- and moderate- income individuals with the skills and knowledge to achieve financial stability and establish a pathway to personal success. ACT Lawrence supports 1,600 people through its seven core programs that provide financial coaching, jobs, benefits referrals, and training. 

Track Partner

MassMutual Foundation

This March, the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) will hold eight free, educational events across the city as a part of our annual March Social Issue Talk Series where funders and community leaders can hear from leading experts and our 2018 Social Innovators about the latest trends, best practices, and exciting innovations across a variety of fields.

Learn about the entire series here