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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Racial And Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Marisabel Torres

July 14, 2021 by Marisabel Torres

CRC has a brief conversation with Marisabel Torres, a member of our recently launched 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: Marisabel Torres, Director of California Policy,…

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Racial And Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Shashi Hanuman

June 04, 2021 by Shashi Hanuman

CRC has a brief conversation with Shashi Hanuman, a member of our recently launched 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: Shashi Hanuman, Directing Attorney, Community Development…

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Racial and Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Crissy Vo-Khuong

May 07, 2021 by Crissy Vo Khuong

CRC has a brief conversation with Crissy Vo-Khuong, a member of our recently launched 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:  Crissy Vo-Khuong, Equity Impact Specialist at…

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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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