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

September 30, 2022 by

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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Connecting Community to Resources

December 06, 2021 by

A second-generation promotora, Delmis Lorenzo is carrying on a family tradition   Delmis Lorenzo has spent much of her adult life supporting members of her Los Angeles community. Her community-oriented career has taken her through roles working with asthmatic patients in clinical settings, as a Spanish translator with the…

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CRC Promotora Program Meets Families Where They Are

November 05, 2021 by

Now a year old, CRC’s Economic Equity Promotora Program sets its sights on improving access to the banking system for marginalized communities   For some Californians living in rural, low income or communities of color, just the act of opening a bank account might seem like a task fraught…

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