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Federation To Host N.Y. CDFI Conference
NEW YORK (8/27/13)--The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions will host the Sixth Annual New York Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Statewide Conference, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 in Albany, N.Y.
 
This year's conference theme, "CDFIs: Partnering to Build New York State Communities," is about leveraging, enhancing capacity and building partnerships.
 
Among the topics to be addressed at the conference are:
  • Collaboration and partnerships;
  • Creating opportunities for responsible savings and loan products for consumers;
  • CDFIs and affordable housing ownership in New York;
  • Partnering with New York state agencies;
  • Integrating financial services and products for employees in the workplace;
  • Technology advancement and shared platforms to meet CDFI technology needs;
  • Immigrant loans;
  • Risk management; and
  • Entrepreneurship;
 
Speakers for this year's conference include:
  • Michael Swack, founder, Carsey Institute;
  • Alex Horowitz, research manager, Safe Small-Dollar Loans Research Project, Pew Charitable Trusts;
  • Monica Copeland, senior program officer, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment;
  • Justine Zinkin, CEO, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners and Neighborhood Trust FCU, New York;
  • Tristram Coffin, CEO, Alternatives FCU, Ithaca, N.Y.; and
  • Kim Jacobs, CEO, Community Capital New York.
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