Financial Inclusion for Immigrant Consumers Roundtable: Seattle
- Abdi Jama, Best Practices for Nonprofits to Partner with CUs and to Support Financial Goals of Immigrants
- Alvaro Macias, Ascentra Latino Outreach
- Alejandra Seluja, Lending to ITIN and Immigrant Markets
- Sarah Sumadi, Citizenship Loan Pilot Project
- Cuc Vu, Seattle Demographics Presentation
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9:00 am – Welcome remarks
Daranee Petsod, President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant Refugees, and Pamela Owens, Vice President of Programs, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
9:00 am – 9:30 am – Framing the Discussion: Immigration Demographics and Patterns in the Region
Speaker: Cuc Vu, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, City of Seattle
9:30 am – 10:45 am – Overview of Immigrant Asset-Building Initiatives and Best Practices for Financial Inclusion of Immigrants and Effective Partnerships, facilitated by Pamela Owens, Federation
Speakers: Alvaro Macias, Ascentra Credit Union, Sarah Sumadi, OneAmerica Credit Union and Alejandra Seluja, CU Breakthrough
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – How to Build Successful Collaboration between Credit Unions and Non-profit Organizations in Your Community
Small Group Facilitator: Althea Gonzalez, GCIR
To effectively integrate immigrants into the US, it is necessary to coordinate legal, financial, and other direct services that are offered to support this community. In this facilitated small group session, participants will learn from one another as they explore best practices for improving collaboration and communication among service providers, discuss ways to engage immigrant communities through culturally appropriate vehicles, and identify other community partners to include in a coordinated effort.
12:00 pm-12:30 pm – Next Steps
Thank you to our partners: Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Philanthropy Northwest!