Kansas City Alliance for Economic Inclusion
The Kansas City Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) consists of 560 individuals representing 275 organizations in a broad-based coalition of financial institutions, community-based organizations, businesses, schools and other partners in several markets across the Kansas City metro area. AEI focuses on bringing unbanked and underserved populations into the financial mainstream with an emphasis in creating financial resiliency for low- and moderate-income families in Metropolitan Kansas City.
Kansas City AEI seeks to expand basic retail financial service usage such as savings accounts, affordable remittance products, small-dollar loan programs, targeted financial education programs, alternative delivery channels and other asset-building programs. To further achieve AEI goals of helping the low- and moderate-income community, Kansas City AEI is working to increase banking services for minority and immigrant communities.
The Kansas City AEI supports Money Smart KC, an initiative with a large and diverse network of community leaders. Money Smart KC provides platforms including the Money Smart KC website, financial education calendars and Money Smart Month events. The network distributes 250,000 marketing pieces in Metropolitan KC annually. With over 700 classes and events in 2017, its financial education calendar is one of the largest of any major city in the nation. Its Money Smart Month is the largest in the nation, with over 27,000 participants attending classes and events in April 2017. The Kansas City AEI and Money Smart KC representatives presented the results of this modern partnership to local, state, national and International audiences at regional and national conferences.
Regional Manager, Community Affairs
Kansas City Region