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News Flash – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Effective immediately Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) is suspending all public engagements due to public health concerns as a gesture to help mitigate additional risk to others, until further notice. Our members, partners and friends are the reason we exist. Your safety and health is and will always remain our top priority. We have Chapters all across America; I am requesting you to follow the governing responsibilities of your respective cities. Be safe; continue to practice excellent hand washing techniques and social distancing. Blessings to all!

Ola Truelove, UFSC President

Leveling Up the Playing Field

“Connecting Minorities and Employers: One Job, One Resume at a Time”

Leveling Up the Playing Field Initiative

With your assistance, the UFSC Job Bank will list open financial services industry positions at various corporations, organizations and institutions across the country. Companies and institutions will be able to reach highly qualified minority professionals for their open financial services positions and get top candidates in the door.

Leveling Up the Playing Field Initiative intentions are three-fold:

  • Increase UFSC members’ and minority professionals’ awareness of job opportunities in the financial services industry;
  • Encourage UFSC members and minority professionals in the financial services industry to engage two of their colleagues in Leveling Up the Playing Field Initiative and posting their resume; and
  • Increase the awareness of hiring managers and recruiters of minority financial professionals in the financial services industry.

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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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Latest News

Wealth Generation

The Age of $elf Reliance


UFSC invites you to a Teleseminar featuring Jason Matthews, President and CEO of Matthews Financial & Insurance Solutions, Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable and author of the book “The Age of $elf Reliance” on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9:00 am PDT/12 noon PDT.  Mr. Matthews will discuss the following points: A- What is the... read more

Subject Matter Experts

Fed Discount Window and Recent Changes Due to COVID-19


The speaker for the session is Steven McCarther, Senior Manager of Collateral at the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and member of UFSC Richmond Chapter.  “Fed Discount Window and Recent Changes Due to COVID-19”. UFSC National organization is hosting the COVID-19 Relief Series to keep members and Communities of Color informed of the economic impact of... read more

corona virus (COVID-19)

Investing in the Time of COVID-19


UFSC National organization is hosting the COVID-19 Relief Series to keep members and Communities of Color informed of the economic impact of COVID-19 and programs created to support individuals, businesses and communities during this time of uncertainty. UFSC members and colleagues are invited to join the Mid-Atlantic Financial Group of Prudential Advisors for a special... read more

Black Gold – the Most Valuable Commodity on Earth


(UFSC)invites you to join David Blanchard, Director of WTM Energy, Inc. and members of the UFSC San Francisco Chapter leadership team for a call to discuss “Black Gold – Oil the Most Valuable Commodity on Earth”. Mr. Blanchard will discuss with participants everything they need to know about oil and how they can more than... read more

Plan B

COVID-19 Small Business Survival Strategies


Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) invites you to join Robert Shoffner – Director, MBA Programs, Golden Gate University and members of the UFSC San Francisco Chapter leadership team for a call to discuss “COVID-19 Small Business Survival Strategies” on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 6:00 pm PDT/9:00 pm EDT.  This event is hosted by Matthews Financial... read more

Professional Development

Richmond – Virtual General Body Meeting


Join UFSC Richmond Chapter for its Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Virtual General Body Meeting featuring: Register at: Jeff Conley, County of Henrico Manager of Supplier Relations and Chairman of Carolina – Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council Jason EL Koubi, Executive Vice-President, Virginia Economic Development Partnership This panel will be moderated by Annette Ross, Diversity... read more

Donate or Become a Sponsor

Help this organization’s pursuit to better our communities – donate or sponsor today!.

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Become a Member

Join today,,,meet and network with other financial services professionals who seek economic empowerment, educational advancement and professional development.

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Join the Speakers Bureau

Sign up to lend your talents to our team of professional public speakers, including motivational speakers, business leaders and financial services subject matter experts.

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Ola Truelove

The Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) is pleased to announce that Ola Truelove of Kansas City, MO has been elected as its National President.  Presently, Ola serves as Vice President and Business Solutions Relationship Manager with Central Bank of the Midwest, a Lee’s Summit, MO-based, FDIC-insured bank. Central Bank of the Midwest is an affiliate of Central Bancompany, a $13.4 billion holding company founded in 1902 and based in Jefferson City, MO.  Prior to joining Central Bank 5 years ago, Ola worked at U.S. Bank for 20 years and at Commerce Bank for 18 years.  Ola’s career in the financial services industry includes management positions in the areas of Transit/Check Operations, Lockbox and Treasury Management Sales.  

Ola has served on the board of directors of UFSC-Greater Kansas City for 21 years and played an integral part in developing the chapter’s infrastructure and its strong community presence.  While employed at U.S. Bank, Ola served as President of the Kansas City Association for Financial Professionals, was a member of the bank’s “Million Dollar Club”, a recipient of its Five Star Award for her community support of UFSC, recipient of the Friends of Yates Inc.’s Women of Distinction Award and recognized by INROADS at the national level as Business Supervisor of the Year and Outstanding Member of the Year. 

As have her predecessors in recent years, Ola has witnessed and been personally impacted by the challenges to the financial services industry caused by struggling economic conditions and mergers, acquisitions and workforce reductions.  Because leading an organization facing such challenges is a tall order, Ola realizes the importance of being strategic about how UFSC generates funding; serves as a resource for its members and their employers with attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce; and holding its leaders accountable for their performance individually and collectively. “Achieving UFSC’s mission requires productivity and teamwork at all levels of the organization, especially at the top”, states Ola.  Leading our organization goes far beyond names on letterhead and titles on resumes. Although attractive, those are miniscule components to achieving our mission to be a pre-eminent financial services organization”.