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New Leadership – President’s Address

Debra L. Bronston, President Urban Financial Services CoalitionIt is a privilege to greet you as the 28th National President of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC).  Standing on the shoulders of founders Nathaniel Harris and Robert Samuels is a daunting task that I take seriously and plan to fulfill with the skills and experiences I have gained from 32 years in the financial services industry, 6 years as an entrepreneur and 19 years as a leader of the Greater Kansas City Chapter.  Working alongside National Vice President Melanie Lee-Kasuyi and seeking and incorporating feedback from our members and outstanding teams of directors and advisors will be invaluable.

A lot has changed since our inception in 1974 and the stakes are higher than ever before. There is no more “business as usual”.  More of the same will produce more of the same.  To maintain our viability, we must be more strategic about how we generate funding; attract, retain, develop and engage our multifaceted members; hold each other accountable for individual and collective performance; and measure our results.  Our national board of directors created and adopted a national strategic plan during the 2017 Leadership Summit that will serve as our roadmap for the foreseeable future and our new scorecard will be our primary measurement tool.  These documents will be transparent to all of our stakeholders.

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Mission

Economic Empowerment

Improving the financial condition of our ethnically and culturally diverse communities through financial literacy/education programs, home ownership, entrepreneurship, advanced wealth building workshops and local economic development initiatives

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Professional Development

Supporting the exchange of experiences, ideas and interests in order to promote career and professional development including a premier job bank of experienced minority professionals and commensurate career opportunities

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Educational Advancement

Delivering a wide variety of programs to assist minority youth pursuing careers in financial services, such as (1) educational, technical and advisory assistance where needed (2) scholarship programs for undergraduate/graduate studies and (3) mentorship and internship opportunities for college students and newly hired professionals

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Week In Review

Week In Review – December 1, 2017

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Volume 23, Number 42 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for the Week Ending December 1, 2017   MONDAY, November 27th New home sales jumped again in October, rising 6.2% to an annualized pace of 685k which is a new expansion high.  This follows a 14.2% gain in... read more

UFSC Speaker Bureau

Invitation to UFSC Speakers Bureau

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Hello UFSC Members! We are revamping our National Speakers Bureau and invite you to join us! This initiative provides professional public speakers, motivational speakers, business leaders and financial services industry experts the opportunity to interact with our corporate partners and other businesses desiring to hear the speakers address topics of interest to them and their... read more

Cheryl Pearson-McNeal – Background

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UFSC Speaker – 5th Annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals Cheryl Pearson-McNeil Senior Vice President Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen, a global leader in measurement and information that measures what consumers watch and buy in more than 100 countries around the world.  She holds responsibility for... Read read more

Week In Review

Week In Review – November 17, 2017

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Volume 23, Number 41 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City   Economic Highlights for the Week Ending November 17, 2017   MONDAY, November 13th The National Federation of Independent Business’ small business optimism index rose nearly a point to 103.8 in October from 103.0 in September.  Optimism continues to rise. ... read more

Roland Costa

Power Session with Roland Costa – Federal Reserve

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Power Session with Roland Costa, SVP Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Presented by UFSC in partnership with the L2L Leadership Institute Increase your leadership potential and achieve your goals through leveraging the power of P – Performance, I – Image and E – Exposure. Join the Richmond Chapter of Urban Financial Services Coalition on Tuesday,... read more

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The Greet

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The Urban Financial Services Coalition San Francisco Bay Area Chapter had a fabulous mixer event Friday evening, November 10, 2017 in San Francisco. The event was titled: “The Greet”! Attendees were from San Francisco, areas of the East Bay, San Jose and beyond. Visitors included members of the Urban Financial Services Coalition, Comerica Bank, Lorraine... Read More read more

UFSC Leadership Team

UFSC Strengthens Leadership Team

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Walter Brown, Jr. has been appointed Chairperson of the Urban Financial Services Coalition’s Multiple Strategies Working Committee.  In this capacity, Walter will serve on the UFSC’s National Board of Directors and oversee the organization’s Mortgage Crisis and White House Task Forces, communications with the United States Senate, Congress and Regulatory Entities and collaborations with other... Read read more

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Hotel Discounts for UFSC Members

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New Hotel Discounts for Urban Financial Services Coalition Members! Dear UFSC Members: We wanted to make you aware of the Hotel Discount Agreement we’ve been able to secure with Hotel Engine.  It is free to access and simple to sign up. Most organizations don’t have the leveraged buying power or expertise to negotiate an aggressive... read more

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