Each month, Cinnaire’s Advancing Communities Podcast brings together our Chief Strategy Officer, Jim Peffley, with thought leaders, policy makers and others who are making an impact in the community development and affordable housing industries. Our guests share their experiences and perspective on a range of topics, each supporting the belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.
In this episode, Jim sits down with a panel to discuss CDFIs 101, a virtual learning and networking series designed to bring young diverse professionals – tomorrow’s leaders – into the CDFI industry. CDFIs are today’s impact investors leading the way as our communities and our nation recover from the COVID crisis and address systemic racial inequities. At the same time, thousands of young professionals are now more motivated than ever to find impact careers dedicated to social, economic and political justice.
Jim talks with the organizers of CDFIs 101 – Mark Pinksy, founding partner of CDFI Friendly America; Lenwood Long, CEO of African American Alliances of CDFI CEOs; and Bria Moss-Wilkerson, communications and operations manager at CDFI Friendly America, who is also an experienced young entrepreneur and a CDFI borrower. The panel discuss the CDFIs 101 program specifically designed to bring growing CDFIs together with young professionals seeking careers with social impact.
Check out the episode and share it with graduating students and young professionals in your life seeking impact careers!