CRC, Small Business Advocates Call on State to Address Equity and Access Issues of COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

February 05, 2021 by

California Reinvestment Coalition and seven Los Angeles-based small business advocate organizations urged the State to consider implementing recommendations that would prioritize equity, accessibility, transparency, and accountability around the California Small Business COVID-19 Grant Relief Program, which opened applications for business owners on Feb. 2. Business owners of colors, and…

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The Bank Rundown – January 2020

January 10, 2021 by

In this month’s Bank Rundown, we look at a potential merger between the United State’s 11th largest bank by total assets and the 39th largest; a California loan company’s bid to become a bank; and more. CIT Bank being bought by First Citizens Bank of North Carolina In November,…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Kevin Stein

July 17, 2020 by

by Paulina Gonzalez-Brito Today marks the 20th anniversary of Kevin Stein’s tenure at the California Reinvestment Coalition. All of us at CRC congratulate and thank Kevin for his many years of service to CRC and the communities CRC and our members serve. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to…

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A (White) National Disgrace

August 06, 2019 by

  This past April I was walking down Valencia Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, commonly known as La Mission, a historically Latino community, the home of Carnaval, low riders, and generations of Latino families. La Mission is my adopted work home – I am a newcomer…

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Striving for Deeper Immigrant Financial Inclusion

July 25, 2019 by

Guest Blog Post: Karla Guerra Co-Chair and Lead Organizer of CRC’s Here to Stay Initiative   Hardly a week goes by without a major news story related to the Federal government targeting and hurting immigrant households. In an era with heightened xenophobia and overt racism, we are observing deteriorating…

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Why Are Immigrant Youth Not Banked?

April 25, 2019 by

  As co-chair of CRC’s Here to Stay Campaign and an avid advocate for immigrant youth financial access, I believe that immigrant youth have the capability to become financially stable and build their assets if, and only if, they are given the support they need through efficient systems and…

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