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CRC Elects New Board Chair, Welcomes 2 New Members

The California Reinvestment Coalition is pleased to announce that Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director of the Housing Rights Center, has been elected chair of its Board of Directors. Her three-year term began on Jan. 25.  Al-Mansour has served on the board as a trustee for more than two decades. She succeeds Sharon Kinlaw, who retired from…
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CRC Staff Suggest Essential Reading for Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we asked CRC Staff to share recommendations for books written by Black authors that have inspired, motivated and moved them to become better allies and advocates for equity. Whether it’s a children’s book, a novel or a memoir, each of these books is told through the lens of Black…
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CRC Staff Reflect on 2022

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 administered $4 million in grants to…
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Racial And Economic Justice Cohort Spotlight: Monica Joe

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 Program Manager, Non-Profit Housing Association of…
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Al-Mansour, California Public Banking Alliance, SEIU and Assemblymember Santiago honored for commitment to economic equality

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 SEIU California State Council, and Asm….
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Photos: 2022 Southern CaliforniaEquitable Futures Awards

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), and Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director of the…
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CRC Celebrates California difference-makers, community leaders at inaugural NorCal Equitable Futures Awards

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 CRC since the pandemic forced the…
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Get to know the 2022 Equitable Futures Awards Honorees

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 new retail banking option for unbanked…
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Gonzalez-Brito leads discussion on the power of CDFIs

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 Latino Community Foundation’s second-annual El Poder…
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CRC Co-hosts Interagency Forum on Rural Broadband Access

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 Black, Indigenous and People of Color…
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