Citi Sponsors NDC Training on Economic Development Credit Analysis
Register today for this tuition-free training sponsored by Citi. You save $690! It is one of the four courses that qualify economic development professionals to acquire the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification.
NALCAB’s 2012 Border Summit: Pathways to Sustainable Communities will be hosting the National Development Council (NDC) three-day training on Economic Development Credit Analysis from July 25-27 in McAllen, TX. Participants learn important analytical and financing skills needed by nonprofit development practitioners who are assisting local small businesses and creating jobs for neighborhood residents.
This program is the first of a four-course training series that explores the skills essential for the successful practice of economic development - business credit and real estate finance analysis techniques, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem solving skills and deal structuring techniques.
Register today for the NALCAB’s 2012 Border Summit! Registration fees for NALCAB members is $60 and for non-members is $100.
Special hotel rates have been arranged at $89 for single/double occupancy per night plus tax. To guarantee this special rate, you must make reservations no later than July 6, 2012. Please identify yourself as a NALCAB summit attendee.
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To learn more about NALCAB’s 2012 Border Summit and the NDC training visit www.nalcab.org/bordersummit2012.
The NDC training is sponsored and supported by
Meet Our Family of Funders: Hitting the Mark
NALCAB has been able to address our nation's economic challenges in large part because of the support we receive from our family of funders. They believe in the work we do together to rebuild our communities. We’d like you to get to know our funders and so we have asked them to speak directly to you through our newsletter and website. The NALCAB network, together with our funders, is a family, working to support the economic aspirations of our nation’s diverse Latino communities.--Noel A. Poyo, NALCAB Executive Director. Click here to view Noel's video address on NALCAB's Meet Our Family of Funders recognition series.
We begin this series with an interview with Mark Nerio, Community Development Officer for Citi. We decided to launch this series with Mark as we approach our 5th Annual Border Summit. Citi has been our premiere sponsor since the beginning. Our Border Summits have created an open space for asset building practitioners, policy makers, and funders to share ideas and create solutions for economic development issues that are unique to the Border region. For more information on this year's Border Summit, click here.
Hitting the Mark: A Focus on Citi
Q: What is your role at Citi?
A: My role is that of Community Development Officer for Citi with focus on the geographic areas of Austin, San Antonio and South Texas. Citi Community Development (CCD) leads Citi's commitment to achieve economic empowerment and growth for underserved individuals, families and communities by expanding access to financial products and services, and building sustainable business solutions and innovative partnerships.
(Pictured to the right is Mark Nerio, Community Development Officer with Citi visiting wtih community members.)
Q: Why does Citi believe in NALCAB’s vision?
A: First, we affirm NALCAB’s vision since it is consistent with a key component of Citi’s Community Development mission of promoting asset building and neighborhood revitalization. Our partnership with NALCAB enables Citi to address nationally, the issues facing Latino communities.
Q: Why do YOU believe in NALCAB’s mission?
A: I believe in NALCAB’s mission since I have observed first-hand the manner in which you carry out your vision – focused, efficient, ever concerned about your member’s well-being, fiscally sound, self-evaluating and striving to improve. You show concern for programs as well as people. I have especially been impressed with your focus on organizational leadership development, an area in which few others focus. This is especially effective given your ability to incorporate the cultural aspects of being Latino.
Keep reading and find out some surprising things about Mark Nerio at www.nalcab.org/partners.
Investing In Leadership: Interns Join NALCAB!
Bio Major Meets Emerging Communities
A Corpus Christi native, Marika is a senior biology student at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Marika has previously held various positions in the Student Life department and currently serves as the Executive Leader of First Year Connection Program at OLLU. Her passion for serving the community led her to NALCAB, where she serves as the Emerging Communities Intern. Emerging communities are fast growing Latino communities that need culturally relevant infrastructure from which to thrive. In her role, Marika works closely with NALCAB’s member organizations in the northwestern and southeastern states to analyze and document program outcomes. Upon graduation, Marika plans to pursue a Master's degree in Public Health Administration. An OLLU Honors student, Marika received several university awards such the Rising Star Award and the Engaged Leader Bronze Award.
International Graduate Joins Communications Team
Cesar Lopez joins the NALCAB team as the Communications Intern where he utilizes his marketing and social media background to assist with the organization’s public relations, social media, website, and events. Originally from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Cesar recently graduated with an International Business Management degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His passion for traveling and exploring cultures led him to receive several UTSA scholarships and grants to participate in study abroad programs in Spain and China, as well as to conduct research on retirement migration in American communities in Mexico. In the future, Cesar plans to work in the trade industry to take advantage of the strong economic relationships between the United States and Mexico.
Click here to meet the rest of the NALCAB staff.
NALCAB Member Resources: New Grants, Jobs and Publications!
Are you looking for current grant opportunities? Want to learn more about asset building? Check out NALCAB's online member resources page with new and current information on current grant opportunities, recent publications, and jobs in asset building. Below are some of the latest resources:
- Immigrant Small Business Owners, June 2012
A report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Reserach Initiative
- 5 Tips on Starting Your Hurricane Season Business Continuity Plan
by CarolC, Community Moderator, U.S. Small Business Administration
- USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG), Deadline August 6, 2012
- USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG), Deadline August 6, 2012
- Job Opening: Project Manager at The Community Asset Builders, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
To learn more about these member resources, visit www.nalcab.org/AssetBuilding.