Third Annual South Florida Community Reinvestment Summit Jan 25

Community Reinvestment Summit

The Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida (CRASF) will host its 3rd Annual South Florida Community Reinvestment Summit on January 25, at the Signature Grande located at 6900 FL-84, Davie, FL. More than 200 community leaders, and community-based organizations, financial institutions, public officials, and national speakers will convene to discuss innovative initiatives and solutions several economic, social, and environmental issues. This year’s theme is “Economic prosperity for the people, by the people.”              

 Notable attendees

Joining this year’s Summit are Jesse Van Tol, COO at The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC); Phillip W. Bracken, Chairman of the Board & Founder of America’s Home Alliance; Stella Adams, Chief Equity and Inclusion for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition; Evelyn S. Dobson, CEO of Delray Beach Community Land Trust; Cornell Crews, Executive Director of CRASF; Maria Coto, Executive Director at Partners For Self Employment Inc.; Adrian Madriz, Project Lead at Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH); Don Patterson, REVA Development Corporation; Courtney Biscardi, Sr. VP of Operations and Strategy at Urban League of Broward County and Bob Dickerson, Executive Director of Birmingham Business Resource Center and CEO of Foundation Capital.

 The Summit will cover the following topics: 

  • Community Reinvestment Act 101  
  • Payday Lenders-Racial Equity & Racial Gap
  • Displacement & Gentrification                      
  • Cultural Arts-Tools for Community Economic Development
  • How CRA Can Build Equity in Low-Income Communities          
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • How Climate Change Will Affect Low-Moderate Income Communities
  • Small Business & The Community Reinvestment Act
  • Bankers Roundtable


Registration for the Summit is $25 per person or $100 for an annual membership to CRASF and the Summit. Register at As a give back to the community and its attendees the Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida has decided to raffle off a complimentary room at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel to one of its attendees. One lucky attendee will have the opportunity to stay at the beautiful Renaissance Plantation Hotel on the night of January 24, 2018; the hotel is a 5-minute drive to the Signature Grand.

 Profile of CRASF

The Community Reinvestment Alliance of South Florida (CRASF), 501 (c) 3, is a collaboration comprised of community leaders from a variety of public and private sectors including: non-profit organizations; local businesses; community reinvestment organizations; minority, women-owned and disability organizations; social service providers; civil rights advocacy organizations; faith-based organizations; labor groups; affordable, accessible and fair housing organizations; governmental agencies; and engaged individuals.  The mission of CRASF is to ensure fair and equal access to financial services/products, and increased community investments, as well as create, support, and implement sustainable solutions to enhance and empower neighborhood and individual wellbeing.


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