OFN is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Opportunity Fellows Program! This program, which launched in 2017 and is being offered for a second year, will challenge a diverse cohort of CDFI leaders to learn about facilitating and leading systemic change within their CDFIs to cultivate greater diversity and inclusion with the goal of ensuring equitable investment in underserved and disenfranchised communities.

Through the program, participants will develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • Create opportunities for critical but constructive dialogue that challenges people's values, beliefs and behaviors related to diversity, inclusion and equity;
  • Evaluate organizational structures, policies and practices that either enable or discourage inclusion and equitable investment;
  • Develop actionable frameworks and processes for facilitating systemic change within their organizations and the CDFI industry to promote equitable investment.

The application deadline is Friday, February 23. Learn more about the program curriculum, selection criteria and how to apply.

The Opportunity Fellows Program is offered by Opportunity Finance Network with generous support from BBVA Compass.


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