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April 2018

Rapid Response Team Training (Loan Reporting) – Hartford, CT

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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CBA's Rapid Response Team training is designed to help nonprofit community-based organizations to enhance their credit building programming by honing their credit reporting practices. Presented by a CBA Rapid Response Team master trainer, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and credit experts and about the role credit reporting plays in supporting asset building work. Topics include: Credit as an Asset Overview Credit Reporting through CBA Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Overview Credit Reporting Best Practice This training is…

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Members-only Webinar: Building Credit without a SSN

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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While credit bureaus rely on personally identifiable information (PII) to compile credit reports for individuals, those who do not have a social security number (SSN) can still access credit products and build a credit history. Join this webinar to learn how to best serve clients, regardless of citizenship, in their credit building journey. We are pleased to present this session in conjunction with our partners The Financial Clinic and Hacienda CDC.

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May 2018

Members-only Webinar: Identity Theft Protection

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hear from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about how to best protect your credit, in particular after a data breach. Learn tailored advice for specific populations, such as military, children, domestic violence survivors, and re-entrants. Find out how to use IdentityTheft.gov to report identity theft if your information is misused. About the presenter Lisa Weintraub Schifferle  Lisa Weintraub Schifferle is an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Consumer & Business Education. At the FTC, Lisa regularly leads trainings…

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

May 22 - May 23

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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AFCPE Webinar: Coaching in Crisis: Developing Resilience for Trauma Informed Practice

May 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Working with people who are experiencing chronic stress can have an impact on those providing services, in just about any field. There are several terms for this impact: "burnout", "compassion fatigue", "vicarious trauma" and "secondary traumatic stress" have all been used to reference the signs that a professional is experiencing overwhelming stress in their work. It is critical to recognize the signs of stress and have a resilience plan in place so that this stress does not take such a toll that diminishes interest, motivation, and satisfaction in the work. 

This presentation will define the term "vicarious trauma", help participants recognize the signs, and share strategies for developing a personal and professional resilience plan that can enhance the capacity of financial coaches to serve their clients. 

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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 @ 11:30 am - June 14 @ 1:00 pm
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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 @ 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 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, 1400 M Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005
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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 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 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 @ 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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