NALCAB’s Conference Returns for Those Interested in Learning About Latino Financial Equity

NALCAB’s Conference Returns for Those Interested in Learning About Latino Financial Equity belatina latine

Great news! The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) will host its National Conference this year on September 7-9 at Conrad Washington, DC. So, for those interested in Latino financial versatility and racial equity, this is the place to pay attention. 

For those who aren’t familiar with the association that’s been around for two decades, NALCAB is a national network of more than 180 nonprofit organizations that span across Latino communities in 43 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.

According to its official website, NALCAB aims to “foster racial and economic equity by strengthening the ability of our member network to deploy capital where it’s needed most, and by influencing funders and policymakers with research, advocacy, and technical advice.”

Latinos need to understand their worth

As you may know, the Latino community is a leader in economic growth in the United States. Though this trend subsided slightly after the beginning of the pandemic, our community is vital to the nation’s economic recovery. 

Making up over 17 percent of the population – with over 62 million and counting – Latinos account for $2.3 trillion in economic activity. This, oftentimes, jumpstarts their decision in starting businesses. In comparison to any other racial or ethnic group, there are more Latino-owned businesses per capita in the US. 

Still, the Latino community is met with too many challenges when it comes to gaining access to capital. Not to mention, the wage disparity between other demographics in the US labor market is vast. This stalls their ability to build generational wealth and develop their economic potential. 

NALCAB’s National Conference this year will combat these issues – aside from other issues affecting the growth of Latino and BIPOC communities – through the many programs they are offering. There is a wide array of topics being covered at the conference. From sessions that highlight public policy priorities to programs focused on helping street-based businesses thrive, there is something that will appeal to everyone. 

NALCAB’s conference offers many beneficial programs

In order to give attendees the best experience, the conference is featuring interactive workshops, panel discussions, and opportunities people from the Latino and BIPOC communities can use to strengthen best practices and strategies. 

There are plenty of presenters joining the national conference. The secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Marcia L. Fudge, and the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Alejandra Castillo, are a couple of the featured presenters. 

By bringing together policymakers, national Latino leaders, and community economic development innovators, The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders National Conference is helping promote Latino economic mobility and racial equity in the United States. 

For a complete agenda, list of speakers, and registration information, please visit: www.nalcab.org/conference