Helping Communities Work

Helping Communities Work is a coalition of community banking associations and their members working to broaden the socioeconomic scope of CRA compliance, community reinvestment and economic development programs. In the process, we collaborate with industry and trade associations representing other advanced and emerging industries to support the Power of A, a global cross-industry association initiative. 

Helping Communities Work advances a human capital development strategy designed to leverage government funding, increase large deposits and loans and cultivate a landscape for small business development, place-based impact investing and foreign direct investment. We support sustainable development through mission-aligned responsible investment.  

We also collaborate with the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing at Marshall University to provide 3D printing and robotics apprenticeship grants to low-and-moderate-income communities through CRA compliance and other community reinvestment programs. We welcome discussions about Opportunity Zones and the financing and construction of 3D printed affordable homes.