CBA to Hold 3rd Annual Credit Builders Symposium in Washington, DC, July 13-14
Experts & Practitioners to Discuss Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

WHAT: Credit Builders Alliance (CBA)’s 3rd Annual Credit Building Symposium
WHEN: July 13-14
WHERE: Loews Hotel, 1177 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005

Credentialed media are invited to attend the conference free of charge. To register, please contact Dara Duguay, CBA Executive Director at dara@creditbuildersalliance.org or 202-888-7588. View the complete conference agenda by visiting the CBA website.

CBA’s 3rd Annual Credit Building Symposium will explore the linkage between credit building and the broader issues of income inequality, poverty reduction, and asset building. Addressing these issues is of critical importance as wealth inequality has continued to widen along racial and ethnic lines since the end of the Great Recession, according to the Pew Research Center.

Hundreds of nonprofit organizations involved in credit building and those corporate and government entities whose practices include credit reporting, credit scoring and/or credit granting are expected to attend.
Keynote Speakers include:

Gabriela Sandoval, Director of Research, The Utility Reform Network
Joyce Klein, Director FIELD, The Aspen Institute, presenting on Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap through Business Ownership
Ankush Tewari, Senior Director of Market Planning, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, presenting on Insights on Millennials & Credit

Special Guest- Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Panel sessions will all revolve around the theme of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap and will include:

· A Discussion (moderated by Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Marketplace Radio) on Entrepreneurship
· Working with Target Populations
· Credit Builder Products- Minimizing Risk & Maximizing Impact
· Measuring Success- How to do it