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Vol. 3 - Issue 5

Free Webinar
E-Bike Loans to Transform NY

Friday, April 9, 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Join us for a free webinar about alternative transportation solutions that can transform New York!

People face transportation challenges like pollution, long commute times, traffic congestion and insufficient parking all over New York. Low- and moderate-income communities are often particularly hard hit. Groups around the state are working to expand the use of e-bikes, scooters and other electric and active transportation modes to reduce vehicle traffic and improve quality of life.

That's why CDFIs, urban planners, employers and others formed the Equitable Commute Project (ECP) - to bring micromobility to more New Yorkers! 

The New York State CDFI Coalition is hosting a free webinar featuring a welcome from Leah Golby, President of the NYS Bicycling Coalition, and presentations from Marianna Koval, Director, Invest NYC SDG | Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern School of Business; and Melanie Stern, NYS CDFI Coalition board member and Director of Consumer Lending for Spring Bank, the funding partner of ECP with “E-Bike Loan NYC." They'll be joined by Jared Rodriguez, Principal, Emergent Urban Concepts, a planner based in the Hudson Valley. 

What would an equitable commute look like in your community? Is there reliable public transportation? Are some of your neighborhoods transportation deserts? Are major employers accessible without a car?

Spring Bank and the Equitable Commute Project will share their model that can be replicated around the state. The ECP is helping essential workers and others purchase e-bikes with innovative low-cost, no credit score financing from Spring Bank. And they're including a workforce development component to prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the micromobility industry.

ECP launched its pilot program in December 2021, matching 15 lower-income essential workers with subsidized e-bikes in the Bronx. The project is a finalist in NYSERDA’s Electric Mobility Challenge for underserved communities, and ECP hopes to be able to demonstrate replicability outside of New York City. 

Please join us and find out how your community can use their model to connect more people to reliable, affordable, and sustainable transportation. 

And pass it on! 

Essentials of Digital Marketing 
4 week course starts Tuesday, April 5

NYS CDFI Coalition Member Pathstone Enterprise Center in Rochester is inviting you, your employees or your clients to join their Digital Markeing online training. 

Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing, e-commerce, websites, and more. Zoom in each Tuesday in April, from 12 - 1:30 pm, and learn how digital marketing can help market and grow a business.

Topics will include:
Understanding your audience; Marketing plan vs. Marketing strategy; Anatomy of a social media post; E-commerce basics; and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) basics. You'll also review some social media campaigns - and learn what they did well and what didn't work.
Link to REGISTER for the 4-week Marketing Course

We're grateful to Pathstone for sharing this opportunity. Remember - members of the Coalition are invited to share and promote their events as well! 

Executive Director (F/T)
Rental Housing Counselor (P/T)

Tarrytown, NY

Established in 1995, Sheltering the Homeless Is Our Responsibility/Interfaith Council for Affordable Residence (SHORE/ICARE) dedicates itself to addressing the critical needs of homeless and near homeless families in Westchester County by providing and maintaining permanent homes in a healthy and safe environment.

They are seeking to fill two positions, a full-time Executive Director and a part-time Rental Housing Counselor. 

SHORE/ICARE currently owns or manages 23 homes located in Mamaroneck, White Plains, Ardsley, Yonkers, and Sleepy Hollow and has two single family homes in development in Greenburgh. SHORE/ICARE plans to expand their inventory.

For more information, call 914-332-8801 or email .


If you value the information above - and the updates we provide throughout the year - please join the coalition!

Not sure if your membership is current? Visit our website - if your CDFI is listed in bold - you've paid your dues for 2022. If you have an asterisk* but not bold, you paid in 2021 but not yet this year. If you're not linked at all, we hope you'll join your colleagues from across the state! 

The NYS CDFI Coalition is also accepting membership applications and renewals on our website for your convenience. Please consider lending your support to the NYS CDFI Coalition as a Certified CDFI, Emerging CDFI, or Non-Profit Associate Member (Advocate, Community Organization, University.)

Remember - we invite Coalition members and supporters to submit updates you would like to share with our statewide audience. These include job postings, Events,  Success Stories or Guest Posts for consideration. Thank you for all you do! 

Colleen M. Ryan
Consulting Executive Director
NYS CDFI Coalition

PS: Do you need to pay from an invoice?
Let me know and I'll send one.

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