Cooperative Finance Leaders for America

The Federation is proud to launch the third year of Cooperative Finance Leaders for America (CFLA). This six-month paid fellowship will help new leaders put their passion for cooperative finance to work, while credit unions will gain access to a pool of talented staff who share a commitment to cooperative finance and financial empowerment.

CFLA will recruit, train and support up to 12 new and emerging professionals for placement in leadership positions in credit unions serving low- and moderate-income communities.  The CFLA intensive training program will include a week-long summer institute in New York City, August 9-14, 2015, and on-going support throughout the fellowship. All fellowships are expected to begin in September 2015 and continue through February 2016.

We encourage credit unions to recruit candidates for participation in the fellowship program.  Both the credit union and the candidate must submit completed applications within the deadline.

Completed applications for both the fellows and the credit unions are due on June 25, 2015. To learn more about CFLA, see the program overview.

Click here for the fellows application. Click here for the credit union application.

Only Federation members may participate in CFLA. To learn more about membership with the Federation, please see the membership section.

For questions about CFLA contact Pamela Owens, Vice President of Programs at (212) 809-1850, Ext. 215, or Jason Chang, Program Associate, at Ext. 205,

Meet our 2014 Fellows - read the blog posts from the 2014 summer training

Meet our 2013 Fellows

CFLA 2014 group photo

2014 CFLA Fellows

CFLA is made possible by a generous grants from Citi Community Development

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