Learn How to Support Asset Building for Immigrants

On Thursday, May 21, Northwest credit unions are invited to learn more about the vibrant and growing immigrant population in America, and how they can support asset building in this critical community.

Sponsored by the Northwest Area Foundation, the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and grant makers concerned with immigrants and refugees, the training will focus on how to promote asset building among the over 45 million foreign-born immigrants that call the U.S. home.

Representing a full 13 percent of the population, immigrants are also a large part of the 10 million households that the FDIC estimates are currently unbanked. Immigrant service providers and credit unions are partnering across the country to address this gap of participation in the US financial system, providing an unprecedented opportunity to help immigrants establish stability and become banked.

Program Goals:

  • Learn about the demographics and immigration patterns affecting the Northwest region;
  • Understand how credit unions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, philanthropy and others serve immigrants;
  • Discuss ways to leverage each other’s core competencies to create effective partnerships that addresses the needs of immigrants; and
  • Discuss the potential to ramp up and provide legal and financial assistance to citizenship, DACA and potentially DAPA applicants.

The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Yosemite McKinley Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1113 6th Avenue in Seattle.

For more information, see this flier. Those interested in attending can contact NWCUA AVP of Regulatory Advocacy John Trull at jtrull@nwcua.org or 503.350.2209.

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