Tag: Professional Development

AKWAABA to the 6th Annual Hear the Cries of Africa Featuring “The Beauty of Africa”


Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6pm


Featured Speaker – April Haberman, Edmonds WA Chapter Director

Days for Girls, a global network which help girls gain access to quality sustainable
feminine hygiene, vital knowledge and community volunteer opportunities.

What You Will Learn:
Liberty Educational Institute is the shining star of
Koforidua, the Capital of Eastern Region of Ghana and
West Africa. Microsoft and FSC-PS Charitable Foundation
have combined efforts to raise awareness of the demand
for education, technology and economic development in
Koforidua, Ghana. Hear a special panel of speakers: Dr.
Omara Abe Chairman of the African Chamber of
Commerce PNW and Clark Atlanta University doctoral
candidate Gayle K. Watts address the issues centered on
poverty and empowering youth here in the United States
and abroad the African continent by adopting the Liberty
Educational Institute model. The FSC-PS Charitable
Foundation is the U.S. fundraising channel and is
partnering with Microsoft Youth4Afrika to offer financial
education through the lenses of technology. Visit .www.lsi.edu.gh for more information about Liberty
Educational Institute. Complimentary bites and sips are offered to the public at large. This project is funded
in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Register now at



 Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds benefit the FSC-PS Charitable Foundation youth scholarship fund.

2016 UFSC Puget Sound Chapter Oratorical Winner – Jephthah Owusu

1st Place Winner JEPHTHAH OWUSU

Accounting Student Shoreline Community College

Get Ready for 2017 Competition…ONWARD TO KANSAS CITY, MO

2017 UFSC Oratorical Topics

“The African-American Dollar”

It is great that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.  How can African-Americans spend their money to have a greater impact for future generations and the American culture as a whole?

What is the future of Banking?

Financial Institutions such as Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America have been the subject of law suits due to unethical practices.  How has this impacted the banking industry?

 “Inclusion: Afro-Latino Partnerships with State and Civil Societies in the Americas”

Historically, United States has ignored the plight of Afro-Latinos, however; various countries within Latin America have taken a fresh approach to these marginalized populations.  What are Latin American countries doing to include Afro-Latinos and other marginalized groups within the state and civil society?  What modalities are being employed to increase economic and political participation and to improve Afro-Latino economic, political, and educational status?  How can these strategies be used in the United States?

“The Art of Social Entrepreneurship”

The areas of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility are booming fields.  Who are the companies and leaders in the social and corporate responsibilities and businesses that focus on “doing good” as part of the core mission?  What has made them successful when others have failed? How do they integrate social giving in their professional endeavors?

 “Lessons From the Top: Celebrating Over 40 Years for Financial Excellence by African Americans.”

In Civil Rights, Medicine, Religion and Sports we have no problem naming and highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans.  What about the Financial Services Industry? Who are the black financial pioneers that have blazed a path for all us today? What were their success strategies and how can we use them today and in the future?

The local competition is April 25, 2017. Contact Scholarship & Mentoring Chair Matt Lopez at Scholarship@ufscps.org to register for the competition.


UFSC Annual African American Briefing

Urban Financial Services Coalition
Annual African American Briefing for Financial Professionals
to be held in Washington DC
March 19-22, 2017