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May 2018

Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification Program – Atlanta, GA

May 22, 2018 - May 23, 2018

CBA is accepting applications for the Atlanta-based Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification Program, the first 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. Space is limited and available through an application process only. A number of scholarships will be provided through…

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June 2018

AFCPE Webinar Series: Difficult Dialogues in Personal Finance: Reversing the Financial Implications of Redlining and Subprime Lending

June 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am - June 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
$84
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This series will engage and educate financial professionals about redlining, subprime lending, and the detrimental effects each continues to have on financial literacy within the African American community, including lack of access to property ownership.

Attendees will learn how to effectively engage with current and potential clients through education, and action planning to lessen or reverse the historical effects that redlining and subprime lending have had in African American communities.

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Members-Only Webinar: ChexAdvisor Educational Report

June 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn about CBA's newest Access Service, the ChexAdvisor Educational Report, which incorporates data from ChexSystems, among others. The ChexAdvisor Educational Report provides a depiction of a consumer’s credit and debit history as may be seen by financial institutions and/or credit grantors. This report is available to Credit Builders Alliance Members to help educate consumers. This session walks through: -ChexSystems General Background -ChexAdvisor Educational Report Overview and Demonstration -Resources for CBA Members and Consumers This report option will soon be accessible…

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Credit as an Asset Training – Washington, D.C.

June 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, 1400 M Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005
$75.00
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As part of the Pre-Symposium schedule, CBA will host our signature Credit as an Asset Training with a special FICO boot camp session. 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. This interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from each other and credit experts about the growing field of credit building including: The importance of a…

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2018 Credit Building Symposium – Washington, D.C.

June 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, 1400 M Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005

CBA's ​Credit ​Building ​Symposium ​is ​intended ​to ​create ​and ​foster ​a ​dialogue ​between ​non-profit ​organizations ​involved ​in ​credit ​building ​and ​those ​corporate ​entities ​whose ​business ​practices ​include ​credit ​reporting, ​credit ​scoring ​and/or ​credit ​granting. ​Our ​goal ​is ​to ​broker ​more ​discussion ​between ​these ​two ​connected ​industries ​with ​the ​intent ​of ​continuing ​to ​bridge ​gaps ​in ​understanding ​and ​strengthening ​bonds ​in ​the ​credit ​reporting ​arena. ​An ​overarching ​theme ​for ​the ​symposium ​will ​be ​the ​linkage ​between ​the ​work ​being ​done ​in…

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July 2018

Members-only webinar: Using Behavioral Science to Improve Coaching Retention

July 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Why do some people connect with financial coaching while others drop off? And what does it take to keep clients engaged so they can achieve their financial goals? Those are some of the questions CBA partner, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) has been asking about their Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs). With generous support from MetLife Foundation, LISC teamed up with Duke University’s Common Cents Lab to analyze the behavioral science behind those dynamics. Duke talked to LISC staff and clients at 20 FOCs and…

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August 2018

Members-only webinar: Partnering to Build Credit

August 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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What happens when a nonprofit small business lender partners with credit counseling agencies? Lots of improved credit scores!

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) and Neighborhood Development Alliance (NeDA) have collaborated since 2009 to help individuals improve their credit scores. NeDA provides coaching, counseling, and support while MCCD provides the credit building loans.

Learn how joining forces with other organizations doing complementary work can expand your impact and build your capacity.

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Returning Citizens Convening – Cleveland, OH

August 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Marriott at Key Center, 1360 W. Mall Drive
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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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 the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry. 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.

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September 2018

Returning Citizens Convening – Charlottesville, VA

September 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Darden School of Business – University of Virginia, 100 Darden Blvd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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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 The Fountain Fund. 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.

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Returning Citizens Convening – Chicago, IL

September 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
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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.

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