Itzel Velazquez

Kiva Hub Capital Access Manager
Biography
Itzel (she/her/hers) is the Little Rock Kiva Hub Capital Access Manage for Forge as well as the Little Rock Business Consultant for Conexion de Negocios Latinos (Latinx Business Connections) where she provides support to Latinx business owners. Itzel holds a master’s degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas.  She has worked for several nonprofits in Arkansas focusing on educational equity and immigrants’ rights advocacy. She previously worked as the Director for Replicate, an initiative of the City of Hope Outreach (CoHO) where she was responsible for the implementation, coordination, and logistical support of nonprofit organizations established and supported by CoHO. Itzel serves as a board member for the Women’s Leadership Network and Create Little Rock.

Contact

Phone: (479) 738-1585
Email: forge@forgefund.org
Fax: (479) 738-6288
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1138
Huntsville, AR 72740

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The Federal Equal Credit Oppurtunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.

Mission

FORGE, through its community based lending activities, seeks to promote community development and enhance the quality of life and economic sustainability of agrarian communities by linking...

Investors with Borrowers
Urban and Rural Communities
Consumers with Producers
Low income groups with Basic Affordable Credit

Disclaimer Notice: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.