NALCAB supports the professional and programmatic growth of not only its network, but communities across the nation-- with in-person and web-based training on topics ranging from leadership, policy and overviews of specific grant opportunities.
Our National Training serves as a platform to discuss and share innovative and culturally-relevant best practices for immediate application in the communities that we serve. Engage with a diverse group of network experts who have made it work and firmly believe that Juntos Somos Más.
Engage, network and learn with more than 150 frontline community development and asset-building professionals. Hear from industry experts as they discuss replicable practices and emerging innovations in a variety of key community and economic development topics, including: small business development services, CDFI development, financial coaching, asset-building policy, social enterprises, affordable housing and commercial real estate development strategies.
Join us for 20 hours of focused training on current issues affecting our communities: immigrant asset protection; changes in local, state and federal funding; gentrification and neighborhood change; family economic mobility.
Join us for 20 hours of focused training on current issues affecting our communities: immigrant asset protection; changes in local, state and federal funding; gentrification and neighborhood change; family economic mobility. Check out the detailed agenda for more info and subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
Financial Capability Track
Financial Capability is a core component of holistic asset building services. Culturally- and linguistically-relevant financial capability programming is crucial for unlocking the economic potential for households in diverse communities of color. Participants in the Financial Capability track will participate in hands-on sessions to develop financial coaching skills tailored to the needs of their community, implement culturally-relevant curriculum, identify and help clients utilize safe, affordable and proactive financial products and service, and recognize opportunities to influence financial capability policies on a local and national level.
This track is designed for practitioners in non-profit or other organizations that provide Latinos and immigrants in low-income communities with services that lead to economic sustainability and opportunity. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Culturally-relevant financial coaching strategies
Alternative financial products that help your clients reach their financial goals
Strategies for serving immigrant communities, including working with clients who have ITINs
Measuring your impact and telling your success stories
Identifying and advocating for your policy agenda
Small Business Track 1
Entrepreneurship is key to the future success of the U.S. economy. NALCAB’s Small Business Development Technical Assistance track will focus on tools and strategies to support Latino and immigrant entrepreneurs and to build program capacity and sustainability. All sessions are designed to highlight linguistically- and culturally-relevant methods of serving Latino small businesses.
This track is designed for practitioners who provide technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The sessions in this track will be interactive and feature topics such as place-based strategies like incubators and mercados; building policy and advocacy capacity; and credit building for small businesses. Trainers will include leading experts from across the country and will draw on innovative strategies and lessons learned from work in diverse Latino communities.
Equitable Neighborhood Development Track
The Equitable Neighborhood Development track will help prepare public-sector and non-profit practitioners to address the community development challenges facing low-income communities of color. Over two-and-a-half days, the course will focus on building skills and knowledge around topics including accessing capital for affordable housing and community development, community engagement and organizing, engaging with local government officials, policy advocacy, creating anti-displacement strategies, and using data and mapping to analyze and anticipate neighborhood change.
This track is a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops led by practitioners with experience and expertise in non-profit management, affordable housing, government, policy-making, and community organizing. Attendees will also participate in substantive peer-to-peer discussions to share and explore ideas, tools, and strategies related to equitable development.
Small Business Track 2
The Small Business Development track 2 will focus on facilitating access to capital as a strategy to support Latino entrepreneurs. This track will focus on lending best practices, as well as the importance of integrating culturally relevant technical assistance to ensure client success. The material covered in this track will cater to practitioners from organizations interested in becoming lenders, organizations for whom lending is relatively new, as well as seasoned lenders.
This track will feature a series of interactive workshops, touching on partnerships and collaboration, the building blocks needed to become a CDFI or scale your CDFI, policy and advocacy to further enhance access to capital, serving undocumented clients, and strategies to capitalize your loan fund and build your organizational capacity to lend.
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