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African American Briefing for Financial Professionals

Part II of the 7th Annual AABFP, June 3 -4, 2018, Washington DC

 

Be Engaged, Be Informed and Be Ready

To Advocate for Change

 

The briefing kicks off with a networking dinner at the Carolina’s Kitchen on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 6:00 pm. The soul food dinner will give attendees the opportunity to meet their colleagues that will be attending the briefing, renew friendships from last year’s briefing and serve as an icebreaker for people who are new to the briefing.

June 4, 2018 will be a day to Be Informed, Be Engaged and Be Advocate for change by learning about the current governmental and legislative changes in the financial services industry and its impact on financial institutions, financial professionals and communities of colors.

This year’s line-up experts features speakers from American Bankers Association, Office of the Comptroller, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and many more. The following members of Congress have been invited to participate: Karen Bass, Mark Warner, Maxine Waters, Tim Scott, and Mia Love.

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The African American Briefing for Financial Professionals (AABFP) is an opportunity for leaders of Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) to learn from lawmakers, regulators and government leaders on what strategies they are creating to create jobs, grow businesses and revitalize communities.  It is also an opportunity for leaders to learn how they can be a resource to overcome the challenges facing the financial services industry.


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Mission

Economic Empowerment

BEAM  –  Financial Fitness

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

Annual Summit  –   Speakers Bureau

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

MARK 1  – Oratorical Competition

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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Capital City Hoops Classic

Basketball Financial Literacy Program – Volunteers

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Volunteers Needed! Basketball Financial Literacy Program May 26 – 27, 2018   Volunteers are needed to assist Urban Financial Services Coalition and Operation HOPE provide financial education to elite basketball players participating in the Capitol City Hoops Basketball Tournament on May 26 – 27, 2018, Pip Moyer Recreation Center at Truxton, Park, 273 Hilltop Lane,... read more

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Part II of the 7th Annual African American Briefing

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Urban Financial Services Coalition invites you to Part II of the 7th Annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals, June 3 -4, 2018, Washington DC. The briefing kicks off with a networking dinner at the Carolina’s Kitchen on Sunday, June 3, 2018, 6:00 pm. The soul food dinner will give attendees the opportunity to meet... read more

Week In Review

Week In Review – May 4, 2018

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Volume 24, Number 17 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending May 4, 2018   MONDAY, April 30th The pending home sales index crept 0.4% higher in March to a level of 107.6.  The gain followed a slight downward revision in the previous month and leaves... read more

Week In Review

Week In Review – April 27, 2018

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Volume 24, Number 16 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending April 27, 2018   MONDAY, April 23rd Existing home sales rose for the second consecutive month in March, gaining 1.1% to annual pace of 5.60 million following an increase of 3.0% in February to an... read more

Week In Review

Week In Review – April 20, 2018

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Volume 24, Number 15 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending April 20, 2018   MONDAY, April 16th Retail sales rebounded in March but the overall spending trend remains modest. Sales rose 0.6% last month, led by a 2.0% jump in sales at auto dealerships. Excluding... read more

Week In Review

Week In Review – April 13, 2018

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Volume 24, Number 14 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending April 13, 2018   MONDAY, April 9th The National Federation of Independent Business small business confidence index fell from 107.6 in February to 104.7 in March.  The level of the index still indicates continued, but... read more

Karen Bass

AABFP 2018 Speaker – Karen Bass

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Biography   Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her fourth term representing the 37th Congressional District in November 2016. Congressmember Bass serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where she is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmember Bass is also working to... read more

Week In Review

Week In Review – April 6, 2018

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Volume 24, Number 13 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending April 6, 2018   MONDAY, April 2nd Returning from a three-day holiday weekend to start a new quarter, investors sold off equities at an elevated pace as trade concerns and tariff worries returned.  Big names... read more

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