We are excited to bring you a brand new program in partnership with Women Advancing Microfinance NY (WAM NY). We invite you to join us for a visit to Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union to learn about their important work promoting financial inclusion in low income areas. We will hear firsthand from NTFCU staff about their accomplishments, challenges and goals. We will also be visiting local businesses funded by the credit union, including a yoga studio, to meet with the owners and learn about why they went to NTFCU instead of a bank for a small business loan.
Over lunch, provided by Woke Foods, the owner, NTFCU staff, and Glamis Haro from Columbia University's Small Business Development Center will lead a discussion on the small business sector in NYC from the perspective of a business owner, a lender, and a specialist on technical assistance.
Community development credit unions (CDCUs) are on the front lines of investing in small businesses and low-income areas of the United States. CDCUs specialize in serving populations with limited access to safe financial services. Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union (NTFCU) is a community development credit union that has been in the forefront of providing access to financial services in NYC since 1997.
Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Washington Heights (more details will be sent in confirmation email)
Cost: FREE for current Fulbright grantees, lunch provided
Contact: Asya Dinets, Director of Enrichment Programs, at 212.431.1195 x24 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union is a community development credit union (CDCU) which pursues a mission of financial empowerment in the predominantly Latino immigrant communities of West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Neighborhood Trust is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and is also certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Since its founding in 1997, Neighborhood Trust has always prioritized services which enable local entrepreneurs to maximize their business potential and overcome obstacles most often generated by low incomes, linguistic barriers, immigration status, and lack of knowledge regarding standard business operations and accounting practices.
Women Advancing Microfinance NY is at the forefront of expanding leadership, personal and professional development opportunities for women in the financial inclusion, microfinance and social entrepreneurship space. They bring together a trailblazing community of thought-leaders, investors, change-makers, practitioners and organizations through a diverse, rich and robust events calendar that advances the collective voice of women's leadership. Through our Scholarship Initiative, WAM NY provides financial support to economically disadvantaged women in the microfinance sector globally. We support the aspirations of women entrepreneurs to become agents of change in their communities.
One To World is designated by the U.S. Department of State as the official coordinator of enrichment programs for visiting Fulbright grantees in the greater New York area. The Fulbright Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.