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August 2018

Returning Citizens Convening Orientation Webinar

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In conjunction with the three Returning Citizens convenings that CBA and partners are hosting, CBA will lead a three-part webinar series related to the events. If you are interested in attending one of the convenings, participating in a focus group, or staying up to date on this work, please join us for this initial webinar.

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Members-only webinar: Partnering to Build Credit

August 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification Program – Denver, CO

September 19 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
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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.

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Members-Only Webinar: Included and Engaged: Best Practices for Accessibility

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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!

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October 2018

Returning Citizens Convenings: Highlights & Takeaways

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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!

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Members-Only Webinar: Integrating Financial Products into Financial Capability Programs

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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!

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November 2018

Members-Only Webinar: Exploring Payday Lending

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us to hear about current industry trends and the evolving regulatory environment that affect both payday lenders and traditional financial institutions. Explore data-backed insights into how lenders are becoming more proficient in understanding consumer decision-making and responding to consumer needs. Leave with knowledge about some responsible alternative options, including small-dollar loans from banks and fintech providers as well as research around nonbank installment loans.

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