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Last Updated: May 4, 2021

FDIC Hosts Tri-Annual Alliance for Economic Inclusion Forum I – Los Angeles, CA

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is hosting the Los Angeles Tri-Annual Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) Forum I which will include a presentation of “How America Banks: Household Use of Banking and Financial Services”, the 2019 FDIC Survey, and provide local updates on how to further banking relationships among the unbanked. Two AEI participating nonprofits will share best practices and resources available to enhance financial stability and empowerment in lower-income communities during the pandemic and beyond. The AEI Working Groups will present their 2021 Action Plans to facilitate engagement by members to advance economic inclusion. The Forum fosters economic inclusion by strengthening connections between insured financial institutions, consumers, small businesses, and communities. AEI participating organizations include financial institutions, community-based nonprofits, CDFIs, and government agencies.


  • Pedetta Higgins, Director, Home Ownership & Financial Capabilities, West Angeles CDC
  • Susy Contreras, Community Development Director, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)
  • Chun-Yen Chen, Working Group Chair, AEI Financial Education & Speakers Bureau
  • Erika Toriz, Working Group Chair, Credit Builder
  • Corrine McLaurin Grewal, Working Group Chair, Small Business
  • John Moon, Community Affairs Regional Manager, San Francisco Region, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Mary Salinas Durón, Sr. Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM PT


Webinar, registration information below.

Who should attend:

This is a general meeting of the Los Angeles Alliance for Economic Inclusion.  Participating organizations include: financial institutions, community development financial institutions, non-profit community-based organizations, federal, state, and local government stakeholders interested in promoting economic inclusion for Los Angeles low and moderate-income families.  

Registration Information:

Registration is now closed.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Mary Durón at

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