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UFSC Virtual Empowerment Week

Super Charge Your Business and Career Growth

Urban Financial Services Coalition invites you to “Super Charge Your Business and Career Growth” by attending a week of empowering activities, October 18 – 23, 2021.

  • Federal Reserve System – Banking and the Economy Forum
  • Virtual Vitality with UFSC Empowered Leaders Toastmasters Club:
  • Holiday Cooking with Chef Ausar, The Kitchen Magician
  • Inclusive Leadership: Empower Your Team & Maximize Your Impact

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Passing of Debra Bronston, UFSC National Vice President

Debra BronstonWe are deeply saddened to inform you, our beloved UFSC National Vice President,  Debra Bronston passed away on July 31, 2021.  Please keep the Bronston family wholeheartedly in your prayers.

Memorial Service will be hosted at Blue Ridge Church of Christ, 9603 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64134
Date: August 7, 2021
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke  upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

Matthew 11:28-30


UFSC Millennia Force Initiative

Washington, D.C.— April 12, 2021 – Today, The Urban Financial Services Coalition, also known as the “UFSC” is pleased to announce their plans to embark on a new youth initiative called The Millennia Force.  An inspirational youth movement that drives a critical mass of urban and suburban citizens who utilize their knowledge, tools, strategies, and community buy-in to eliminate the wealth gap. To do this they will effectively uncover the disparities of education, employment, income, housing, and health that exists within urban communities across the nation.

You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give– Vernon Jordan

The Urban Financial Services Coalition has built an everlasting pipeline of African American talent through its Mark One and Oratorical programs. The Millennial Force core team consists of a highly diverse bicoastal group of  graduates and young professionals from institutions such as Florida Atlantic University, San Diego State University, and Morgan State University who plan to combine their vast skill sets and talents to bridge the wealth gap.

Furthermore, the organization whose main goal has always been to uplift the community through professional development, economic empowerment, educational advancement, are excited to take this next step in empowering the youth. The Millennia Force looks to become the preeminent organization within the financial services industry that attracts, develops, and promotes young talent to pursue their career aspirations within financial services.

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Our UFSC Heroes

Robert J. Samuels was a pioneer in the financial services industry and founding President of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers). Mr. Samuels retired in 1992 as Vice President of the Global Financial Institutions Group, a division of Manufacturers Hanover’s Corporate Banking and International Sector (JPMorgan Chase).

Nathaniel Carroll Harris, Jr. grew up in Montclair, NJ, attended Hampton University and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. His career spanned over 35 years in financial services before his retirement as a Senior Vice President at PNC Bank in 2004.

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PPP Loans for Small Businesses

Are you a small business owner struggling to survive?
Want to see if you’re eligible to receive a PPP loan with latest round of funding under the Biden/Harris administration?
Listen to this webinar as financial guru Jason Matthews talks to community banker Theodis Watson about the new rules for PPP loans.

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UFSC Initiative: Leveling Up the Playing Field

“Connecting Minorities and Employers: One Job, One Resume at a Time”


With your assistance, the UFSC Job Bank will list open financial services industry positions at various corporations, organizations and institutions across the country. Companies and institutions will be able to reach highly qualified minority professionals for their open financial services positions and get top candidates in the door.

Leveling Up the Playing Field Initiative intentions are three-fold:

  • Increase UFSC members’ and minority professionals’ awareness of job opportunities in the financial services industry;
  • Encourage UFSC members and minority professionals in the financial services industry to engage two of their colleagues in Leveling Up the Playing Field Initiative and posting their resume; and
  • Increase the awareness of hiring managers and recruiters of minority financial professionals in the financial services industry.

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