Advancing Economic Opportunity in NYC

Advancing Economic Opportunity in New York City:
Role of Credit Unions and Community Banks

Join us for a forum on the financial challenges facing low-and moderate-income consumers and the innovations in products and partnerships credit unions, community banks and CDFIs in New York City are using to address access, affordability, and greater financial stability.

Register ButtonWhen: Thursday, February 2, 2017 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: PACE University | One Pace Plaza | New York, NY


8:30am — Breakfast & Registration
9:00am — Welcome Remarks

    • Public Advocate Letitia James
    • Andrew Flamm, Director, Pace University Small Business Development Center

9:10am — Keynote Address

    • Alex Horowitz, Pew Charitable Trusts

9:30am — Financial Insecurity in New York City.

    • Moderator: Alex Horowitz, Pew Charitable Trusts
    • Claire Kramer, Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Officer Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    • Tim Ogden, Managing Director of the US Financial Diaries project
    • Nicole Smith, Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Financial Empowerment, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

10:45am — Break
11:00am — Building Financial Security; Innovations and Challenges.

    • Moderator: Cliff Rosenthal, Visiting Scholar, The New School
    • Caitlyn Brazill, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, CAMBA
    • Rafael Monge, President, Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
    • Samira Rajan, CEO, Brooklyn Coop Federal Credit Union
    • Melanie Stern, Community Reinvestment Act Officer and Director, Consumer Lending, Spring Bank
    • Takisia Whites, President of Carver Community Development, Carver Bank

12:25 pm — Closing Remarks

    •  Ibrahim Khan, Chief of Staff, Public Advocate Letitia James

Hosted by:
Letitia James, New York Public Advocate
Spring Bank
Carver Federal Savings Bank
Pace University Small Business Development Center
National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions

For more information, please contact:
Bich Ha Pham,, 212-669-2716

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