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CRA Community Development Conferences

Community-Up hosts an annual CRA Community Development Conference which discusses Innovative and Collaborative holistic approaches to community development.  Practitioners, Financial Institutions, Nonprofits and Community Advocates from across the country attend this sold out event year after year to learn best practices from Industry Experts

 

Highlights from the 2019 Community-Up CRA Conference: Alliance Integration

2019 Community-Up Award Recognition to U Snap Bac, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance and Avalon Housing for their great Collaborative or Innovative work in Community Development.

2019 Community-Up Award Recognition to U Snap Bac, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance and Avalon Housing for their great Collaborative or Innovative work in Community Development.

 

Highlights from the

2018 Community-Up CRA Conference. Attendees listen intently to panel speakers

2018 Community-Up CRA Conference. Attendees listen intently to panel speakers

Workshops

Our workshops are created to provide innovative and collaborative solutions to community development practitioners. Holistic community development practices infuse low income communities with all the amenities needed to create sustainable impact. 

 
2019 Community-Up CRA Conference: Alliance Integration Photos of workshops, panel discussions and presentations

2019 Community-Up CRA Conference: Alliance Integration Photos of workshops, panel discussions and presentations

 

2018 Community-Up

2018 Community-Up CRA Conference. Donna Murray-Brown, Executive Director Michigan Nonprofit Association leads a discussion

2018 Community-Up CRA Conference. Donna Murray-Brown, Executive Director Michigan Nonprofit Association leads a discussion

Panel Discussions

Executive Directors addressing the lack of diverse and inclusive practices in the nonprofit sector. Community Advocates deserve to have more qualified leaders working in their communities that look like them.  

 
Community-Up Board of Directors: (from left to right) in attendance at the 2019 Community-Up CRA Conference  Michael Cheatham - Chair  Denise Steele - Treasurer  Lysa Davis - President/Director  Leila Hathaway - Secretary  Tommy FitzGibbon Jr. - Director

Community-Up Board of Directors: (from left to right) in attendance at the 2019 Community-Up CRA Conference

Michael Cheatham - Chair

Denise Steele - Treasurer

Lysa Davis - President/Director

Leila Hathaway - Secretary

Tommy FitzGibbon Jr. - Director

 

CRA Conference

2018 Community-Up CRA Conference. Byna Elliot, Senior Vice President Fifth Third Bank discusses Community Reinvestment

2018 Community-Up CRA Conference. Byna Elliot, Senior Vice President Fifth Third Bank discusses Community Reinvestment

Industry Experts

Executive Leadership from several financial institutions shared best practices on their Community Reinvestment Strategies.  Encouraging investment in low income communities to increase affordable housing, economic development and neighborhood stabilization.

Highlights from the 2018 Community-Up CRA Conference: Rethinking Strategy

Highlights from the 2018 Community-Up CRA Conference: Rethinking Strategy