Connecting Communities through Credit

Credit Builders Alliance invites you to the 11th Annual Credit Building Symposium in the nation’s capital. Together in Washington, D.C., we will explore our theme, Connecting Communities Through Credit. Join us to learn more about the latest innovations in credit building and network with your peers. Connect with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), nonprofit financial coaches/counselors/educators, philanthropists, allies, partner organizations, Tribal Entities, nonprofit lenders, government agencies, credit reporting agencies (CRAs), FinTechs, regulators, and anyone who cares about increasing credit access to those that need it.

keynote speakers

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KELLY YOUNG

Kelly Young is the President and CEO for the Coalition for the Homeless, a nationally recognized organization that built a collaborative response to address homelessness in Houston. The collaboration has housed almost 30,000 chronically homeless individuals over the last 12 years.
With 25 years of leadership, change management, and organizational and program design experience, Kelly’s career has centered on building programs and leading organizations that serve vulnerable populations who experience complicated social, economic and health inequities. Fundamental to her work has been collaboration and working through a polarity lens to manage complex issues.
Prior to being selected to lead the Coalition she was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. (CRR), the CEO of the AIDS Foundation Houston. Inc., and the Executive Director of The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Research. Kelly’s additional coalition work has been working with the Houston Healthy Family Coalition, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, as a board member for the Southern AIDS Coalition, and currently is a board member for the Midtown Management District. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University and a master’s degree in Managerial Sciences from Amberton University.

JEFFREY FUHRER

Jeff Fuhrer is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institute and a Foundation Fellow for the Eastern Bank Foundation. He began his career at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of DC and has spent years researching and advising the Federal Reserve banks. Jeff has more than three decades of economic research, covering interactions among monetary policy, inflation, consumer spending, and asset prices.

In September 2023, he released his new book, The Myth that Made Us, via MIT Press. This book exposes how false narratives – of a supposedly post-racist nation, of the self-made man, of the primacy of profit- and shareholder value-maximizing for businesses, and of minimal government interference – have been used to excuse gross inequities and to shape and sustain the US economic system that delivers them.

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venue

Grand Hyatt Hotel

1000 H St NW

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 582-1234

PRICING

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EXHIBITORS

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  • FDIC
  • LoanWell
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  • OFN
  • Presta
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Highlights from our 2023 Symposium

CBA symposium 2023-0847

SESSIONS

  • Achieving Community Goals through Collaboration and Relationship Building
  • Recognizing and Capitalizing Informal Community Financial Networks
  • Overcoming Systemic Economic Barriers through Credit Building Programs for Historically Marginalized
  • Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Credit
  • Rent Reporting: A Safe and Low-Barrier Tool for Financial Inclusion
  • Safe and Affordable Small Dollar Loans
  • Financial Education and Consumer Rights
  • Building Strong Financial Foundations: Supporting Marginalized Small Business Owners
  • No Credit Score, No Problem: Building Financial Equity through Alternative Credit Data
  • Lease-to-Purchase: How to Build Homeownership
  • FOCs® are Advancing Credit Building and Savings through the Lens of Families with Low Incomes
  • When Furnishers Suppress: Implications for Consumers
  • Building Culturally Competent Programming for Credit Invisible Clients
  • Bridging the Credit Gap

"The wealth gap in this country is extremely pronounced and we are working everyday to change that."

Donovan Duncan
Executive Vice President
Urban Strategies, Inc. (USI) / CBA Board Chair

past presenters

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Dr. Jackie Scott

Board President
Working Credit NFP
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John McNamara

Principal Assistant Director
CFPB
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Cy Richardson

Senior Vice President for Programs
National Urban League,
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Anne Price

President
Insight Center
Laurie Reuben

Laurie Ruben

President and CEO
Cheshire Consulting Group
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Jovita Carranza

Formerly Administrator
SBA
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Noel Poyo

Formerly Executive Director
NALCAB
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Donovan Duncan

Executive Vice President
Urban Strategies, Inc.
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Melissa Koide

CEO
FinRegLab
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Bola Sokunbi

Founder & CEO
Clever Girl Finance

code of conduct

Attendees are expected to observe appropriate behavior during the event. This includes, but is not limited to, respect for the presenters, host, and other attendees and a prohibition on any abusive behavior while using the Attendee App. Attendees are not permitted to share any malicious files or information, or spam, and are prohibited from using offensive, threatening, or violent language when contacting other attendees electronically. The ability to participate and format for said participation is at CBA’s sole discretion, including the ability to verbally or electronically interact with other attendees. CBA reserves the right to remove or restrict any attendee from using the online Attendee App due to a violation of these terms and to enforce bans from future sessions or events. 

* Please carefully review the Duty of Care regarding health precautions prior to registering.

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