Building Inclusive Financial Spaces: A Convening Supporting Returning Citizens in Entrepreneurship and Credit Building, is one of three convenings organized by Credit Builders Alliance. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and organized locally by Heartland Human Care Services. The convening is designed to increase the impact of mission-driven organizations serving or seeking to serve Returning Citizens, in particular entrepreneurs and those facing credit challenges. We hope to facilitate dialogue among community stakeholders about the existing and/or potential role of credit building in reentry and recidivism-prevention efforts. Local and national attendees are invited -- sub-grants are available to defray cost for those traveling.Find out more »
CBA is accepting applications for the Denver-based Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification Program, the second of two to be held this year.
Through the Master Trainer Certification Program, experienced credit building practitioners become credentialed to deliver CBA's nationally recognized Credit as an Asset training to financial coaches, counselors, and other professionals who support low-income and underserved communities in building strong credit profiles.
Join this webinar for a crash course on how to expand your organization’s inclusivity to support persons with disabilities. Learn best practices for building accessibility into presentations and informational materials and how to effectively communicate strategies for people with various disabilities. Discussion will include learning language around persons with disabilities and identifying common attitudinal barriers that members of the community might face. Walk away with resources for making your presentations and informational materials (documents, videos, etc.) more welcoming and accessible!Find out more »
In August and September 2018, CBA hosted three convenings focused on supporting returning citizens in "Building Inclusive Financial Spaces" along with partners in Cleveland, OH, Charlottesville, VA and Chicago, IL. This webinar will share highlights from each event as well the key takeaways and next steps for getting, or staying involved in this work!Find out more »
Underscoring CBA's mission is the importance of access to safe and affordable credit products. A challenge for many is identifying products that are accessible across marketplaces. Enter Community Financial Resources, a CBA partner and member. Community Financial Resources (CFR) develops and sources beneficial financial products and tools designed to meet the special needs of underserved and financially vulnerable constituents, and builds financial capability programs around effectively using products and tools. CFR also partners with organizations to implement their own product-based programs. Join this webinar to take away examples of how to integrate products into your financial capability work!Find out more »
Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) is accepting applications for the Chicago-based Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification Program, the only Master Trainer program to be held this year. Applications are due 3/15/2019 COB.Find out more »
To kick off our 6th Annual Credit Building Symposium, we will host a Pre-Symposium Practitioner Day on June 12th. Click here to register for the 2019 Credit Building Symposium and Pre-Symposium Day!Find out more »
The theme of our 6th Annual Credit Building Symposium is “The Value of Credit,” highlighting both the impact credit has on opportunities for individuals, families and small businesses, and the ways non-profits are able to create, promote, and measure this impact. Click here to learn more and register for the 2019 Credit Building Symposium!Find out more »
CBA will host our signature Credit as an Asset Training over a six-week webinar series. This training is designed to help non-profit community-based organizations enhance their understanding of credit building as an asset building strategy as well as best practices in credit education.Find out more »