Q: Who should participate?
A: Junior-level staff, emerging leaders, and/or employees interested in engaging more deeply in local issues of financial inclusion and racial equity.
Q: Is there a cost to the program?
A: JUST has built this program to increase our ability to serve more LMI female entrepreneurs. We suggest a minimum investment in our lending program of $1,500 per participant. This donation can also be considered as part of the bank’s CRA investment criteria.
Q: Is this in-person or virtual?
A: This will be an entirely virtual cohort in order to ensure safety for all participants.
Q: Why is this only for bankers?
A: As a nonprofit lender, JUST needs the expertise of and relationships with banks in order to improve our services and expand across Texas.
Q: How many participants can join?
A: There are a total of 16 spots available for the first 8-week cohort. Preferably, each bank will send two employees so that they can work together throughout the experience.
Q: Is this CRA eligible?
A: Yes. JUST has reviewed the program with CRA examiners to ensure both the volunteer hours and financial contribution are eligible for CRA credits. Also, JUST will produce an impact report for each bank documenting their participation in order to make the process as easy as possible for the bank’s CRA team to process.