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September 2018

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

September 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 20, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Addressing Debt in the Reentry Population: Iowa Legal Aid’s Debt Management Tool and Demo

December 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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When people are released from prison many continue to pay for their crime beyond time behind bars in fines and fees. On average, people reentering into their community are saddled with over $13,000 in court debt that they may or may not know about. Fines and fees are dealt with differently by state, which makes it difficult to develop a cohesive strategy for dealing with this debt. But, through a partnership with Iowa Legal Aid, CBA is seeking to design tools that support financial coaches in helping their clients navigate and address criminal justice related debt.

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Members-Only Webinar: Exploring Workplace Financial Wellness Programs

December 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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As employer financial wellness programs continue to gain momentum and evolve across sectors, asset-building nonprofits are well positioned to leverage their financial coaching expertise (and product offerings) to enhance outcomes in an area dominated by traditional long-term financial planning companies. Join this webinar to learn more.

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January 2019

Credit Scoring for Immigrants: Nova Credit

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In this webinar, Nova Credit will share about how the Nova Credit Passport can serve as a tool to educate immigrants as they transition to the US credit system, and can enhance underwriting by providing lenders with more metrics around credit usage. The webinar will also address credit trends across the international community.

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February 2019

Members-only Webinar: The State of Consumer Protections in 2019

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Consumer protection took a big hit in 2018. With a focus on deregulation, rules to protect consumers have been rolled back or delayed and investigations into financial firms’ anti-consumer practices have been slashed, leaving consumers more susceptible to scams and misleading deals. With leadership changes in Congress and at key federal agencies, this webinar will explore what we can expect in consumer protection in the year ahead.

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