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The Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality

Sustainable, Economic Change For All

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The American College Center for Economic Empowerment and Equality® is focused on diversifying financial services and narrowing the wealth gap in underserved communities.

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CAAFP 2024

The College is proud to host the upcoming 18th annual Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP), August 12–14, 2024 in Atlanta, GA. Over 1,000 advisors, educators, thought leaders, and innovators will convene for the industry’s largest gathering of African American financial services professionals

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Research Designed to Make a Difference

Our Black Women, Trust and the Financial Services Industry study highlights how the financial industry can truly connect with Black women. 

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Join Us to Achieve Lasting Impact

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Discover how we support diversifying the industry with scholarships to our leading programs.

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Black Executive Leadership Program

Learn about the leadership program nominated for a 2022 WealthManagement.com Wealthie.

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Know Yourself, Grow Your Wealth®

Explore a unique “moments that matter” financial wellness program embedded in communities.

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Conference of African American Financial Professionals (CAAFP)

The nation’s premier professional development conference for Black and African American financial professionals.

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Resources to Help Fuel Change

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1 McKinsey & Company. The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap. 08/13/2019.

2 Citi. Closing the racial inequality gaps. 09/01/2020.