CRC Staff Reflect on 2022

December 16, 2022 by

It was another busy year for CRC. In 2022, CRC and its allies negotiated more than $80 billion in Community Benefits Agreements (CBA) for California, passed AB 1837, the Homes in Community Hands Act, equipped dozens of mid- and senior-level employees with racial and economic justice advocacy skills, and…

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Racial And Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Monica Joe

December 02, 2022 by

CRC has a brief conversation with Monica Joe, a member of CRC’s second Racial and Economic Justice Cohort. The cohort creates a space for relationship building, personal development, and organizational development through a racial justice lens for CRC members. Name and organization: Monica Joe, Senior Racial Equity & Inclusion…

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Al-Mansour, California Public Banking Alliance, SEIU and Assemblymember Santiago honored for commitment to economic equality

November 09, 2022 by Group poses with awards.

CRC members, activists, bankers, organizers and supporters packed Lokels Only Cafe in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 3 for CRC’s Southern California Equitable Futures Awards celebration. After a two-year hiatus, the event returned — with a new name — to honor Chancela Al-Mansour, the California Public Banking Alliance, the…

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Photos: 2022 Southern CaliforniaEquitable Futures Awards

November 08, 2022 by

Nearly 150 people attended CRC’s Southern California Equitable Futures Awards on Thursday, November 3 at Lokels Only Cafe in Los Angeles. The event was created to recognize Southern California’s community heroes, resiliency builders, and difference-makers. The California Public Banking Alliance, the SEIU California State Council, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-53),…

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CRC Celebrates California difference-makers, community leaders at inaugural NorCal Equitable Futures Awards

September 30, 2022 by A group of people pose for a photo

Oakland, Calif. — More than 100 CRC members, bankers and allies gathered Thursday, Sept. 22 to celebrate the unwavering work by Northern California communities and recognize the critical work of resiliency-builders. The Equitable Futures Awards, formerly known as the Community Heroes Awards, was the first such in-person celebration for…

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Get to know the 2022 Equitable Futures Awards Honorees

September 16, 2022 by

An attorney who has represented California’s low-wage and agricultural workers against powerful agri-business actors despite political consequences. A collaboration of tenants’ unions that staged a successful rent strike against one of San Francisco’s most powerful corporate landlords. A nonprofit alliance that partnered with a California legislator to establish a…

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Gonzalez-Brito leads discussion on the power of CDFIs

September 16, 2022 by Panelists speaking.

Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, CRC Chief Executive Officer, led a panel Thursday that brought together several Latine/x leaders of existing and emerging mission-driven financial organizations for a discussion on the importance of Community Development Financial Institutions in California communities. The panel discussion titled, “The Power of CDFIs,” was part of the…

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CRC Co-hosts Interagency Forum on Rural Broadband Access

August 04, 2022 by Virtual Broadband Forum screenshot

The California Reinvestment Coalition, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and representatives from state agencies, community groups, US Bank and Citizen’s Business Bank held a virtual forum Tuesday to discuss the realities rural…

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