NEW YORK (4/7/08)--Credit unions who want to reach out to a wider membership can sign up for the 34th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved and the Fifth Latino Credit Union Conference in Dallas. The joint conference is organized by the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions and the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals, is scheduled for June 11-14 at the Westin City Center. Featured speakers include:
* Anna Escobedo Cabral, U.S. Treasurer; * Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Administration board member; * Donna Gambrell, newly appointed director of the community development financial institution (CDFI) Fund; * Stephen Delfin, executive director, National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF); * Janie Barrera, head of Accion Texas; * Dick Ensweiler, president, Texas Credit Union League (TCUL); * Bill Cheney, president, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; and * Lisa Mensa, Initiative on Financial Security executive director, Aspen Institute.
Topics for the Latino conference include: state and national Latino outreach initiatives, connecting with immigrant organizations, lending to new Americans, meeting the needs of immigrant consumers, tailoring financial education to Latino/immigrant communities, insurance needs in the Latino market, overcoming barriers to serve immigrants and funding. Serving the Underserved Conference topics include the CDFI fund, innovation, peer-to-peer lending network Zopa, asset-building, mortgage lending, subprime auto lending and housing counseling. Conference gold sponsors include the TCUL and CUNA Mutual Group. The California Credit Union League is a silver sponsor. Other support is provided by the Iowa Credit Union League and Coopera Consulting; the Credit Union National Association; NCUF; Filene Research Institute; Latino Community CU, Durham, N.C.; and the World Council of Credit Unions. For more information, use the links.