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 human…

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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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CRC Welcomes New Team Members!

April 16, 2019 by

CRC works closely with our members and allies to build an inclusive and fair economy that meets the needs of communities of color and low-income communities throughout California. At possibly no time in recent history, has there been a greater need for our coalition to work together to ensure that banks…

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We Need Retirement Systems and Public Benefit Programs that don’t Exclude Immigrants

March 26, 2019 by

By Symone Jackson Immediately following the 2016 election, immigrant rights advocacy groups like the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) began hearing complaints from people who expressed fears about facing discrimination, and in some cases, deportation, due to an increasingly hostile, anti-immigrant political climate. In response, CRC launched the Here to…

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Why Immigrant Access to Capital Benefits Us All

September 20, 2018 by

dev/Mission graduate at LinkedIn headquarters sponsored by Latino Community Foundation, Google, Microsoft Silicon Valley, and Mission Housing (Photo: dev/Mission) “When I considered launching dev/Mission, a non-profit focused on building tech talents in underserved communities, I had to set my savings aside to launch it because I could not get traditional financing. The lack…

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