About the Summit

Syracuse, NY's first-ever Financial Empowerment Summit is taking place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Syracuse Downtown. This conference will provide financial literacy education training to low income and middle class individuals in an all-day forum including exhibitions.

There are four tracks: Financial Literacy, Professional Development, Entrepreneurship, and Institutional. Topics include budgeting, credit, debt management, student loans, and much more! The audience comprises Adult Learners, including College Students and Millennials, Seniors, Entrepreneurs, and New Americans. Outcomes:

1. Connect the working poor to pre-existing community resources
2. Teach middle class professionals the principle concept of net worth
3. Create a nationally replicable financial education conference model that other cities can emulate from Syracuse, NY

The 2020 Financial Empowerment Summit aims to be intentionally diverse and bring cross-sectional community collaborators engaged in anti-poverty and asset-building programs together under one roof.

Collaborators include municipal, county and state government; nonprofit organizations; the for-profit business sector; community foundations; academia; grass-roots community organizations; prospective attendees; and individuals and organizations already engaged in anti-poverty and asset-building initiatives.