Rise Economy and 100 Organizations Urge Bank CEOs to Make Good on Anti-Discrimination, Racial Wealth Gap Closing Comments

September 06, 2023 by

For Immediate Release Sept. 7, 2023 Media Contact: Brian M. Maxey bmaxey@rise-economy.org, 510-813-7552   ‘We are urging CEOs of major banking institutions to explicitly state their positions on these crucial issues and to reform their lobbying and litigation tactics’   SAN FRANCISCO – Rise Economy, formerly the California Reinvestment…

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The new generation of CDFIs is ready for success

July 21, 2023 by A group of people posing for a photo in front of a brick wall. After their first year as members of Rise Economy’s inaugural Resilience Fund Program, participants reflect on their struggles and successes during the program By Madison D'Ornellas, Digital Communications Associate Rise Economy’s inaugural Resilience Fund cohort has placed itself at the forefront of programs working to build a new crop of BIPOC-led Community Development Financial Institutions...
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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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Q&A: Cryptocurrency 101 with CRC Promotora

June 03, 2022 by Person purchasing Bitcoin

Combat banking discrimination. Reduce financial disparities. Push the need for broadband access.  Opportunities like this can come with learning more about how we can utilize and track the movement of cryptocurrency, a decentralized, deregulated form of investing in, buying and selling online currency.  Don’t worry, we’ve done the seemingly…

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CRC Executive Director Testifies in Support of Financial Institution Evaluation Bill

April 22, 2022 by

SB 1176 establishes a requirement that would enable the DFPI to evaluate the mortgage lending of financial institutions, creating greater equity in the financial industry. California Reinvestment Coalition Executive Director Paulina Gonzalez-Brito testified before the California Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Wednesday in support of SB 1176,…

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CRC Welcomes New Organizers to its Staff

January 14, 2022 by Doni Tadesse (left) and Aliyah Shaheed (right)

The California Reinvestment Coalition is pleased to announce that it has hired Doni Tadesse as its new Southern California Organizer and Aliyah Shaheed as its new Northern California Organizer. Tadesse comes to CRC after working as a capacity builder with the Los Angeles LGBT Center where he trained and…

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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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