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Power Station

Nov 12, 2018

John Holdsclaw, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs, National Cooperative Bank, refers to himself as an "accidental banker." In this episode, we discuss his evolution from community development practitioner to public policy advocate to a champion for the financing of affordable housing and worker-owned cooperatives. At Capitol Impact Partners, John became a trusted voice on Capitol Hill, known for his support for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), which provide capital grants and equity investments in affordable housing and small businesses. At NCB, John is an unstoppable force for investments in high-quality nonprofit CDFIs. John explains how CDFIs fill in where traditional financial services are lacking and our nation's racial wealth gap seems intractable. John talks about what's next in the community development field and how, as his father counseled him, to always be prepared with "facts and stats."