Rise Economy and Members Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss Needs, Concerns

March 29, 2024 by The series of meetings were part of NCRC’s annual virtual Advocacy Week. Rise Economy and dozens of representatives from its member organizations met with elected officials and representatives from federal financial regulatory agencies this week to discuss current legislation as well as several pressing topics ranging from Bank Merger Act reform to CRA modernizations.  The...
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Rise Economy Recognizes Star Advocates, Community Leaders at the 2023 SoCal Equitable Futures Awards

November 10, 2023 by “Thank you very much for suing us. Keep that advocacy going.” By Madison D'Ornellas, Digital Communications Associate Attendees pose for a photo on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Rise Economy's Southern California Equitable Futures Awards. More than 150 people gathered beneath the beautiful evening sky of Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 2 for Rise Economy’s...
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Rise Economy Responds to Bank Regulators’ Final CRA Rule

October 24, 2023 by Years in the making, community groups call the joint Community Reinvestment Act Rules a ‘lost opportunity to close racial wealth gaps, while acknowledging reinvestment advancements’  SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2023 — After a lengthy multi-year review process and a lawsuit led by Democracy Forward on behalf of Rise Economy (formerly the California Reinvestment Coalition) and...
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Get to know the 2023 Southern California EFA Honorees

October 08, 2023 by Grady Hedgespeth

Rise Economy has recognized community leaders and organizations across California that have made a positive impact in their local communities with service awards for more than two decades. This year, we will recognize three stellar leaders — an affordable housing leader out of South Central Los Angeles, a small…

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NorCal, SoCal convenings bring Rise Economy members together

August 18, 2023 by

Rise Economy’s Action and Advocacy Colloquium series facilitated in-person strategizing and connecting among members By Madison D’Ornellas, Digital Communications Associate Every day up and down California, Rise Economy members are helping shape their communities. Twice this month — first in Oakland on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and then in Los…

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Experts explain what a state-specific Community Reinvestment Act means for California

August 02, 2023 by Screenshot of a zoom webinar.

Rise Economy facilitated a conversation with CRA champions on what it takes to move legislation to the finish line By Madison D’Ornellas, Digital Communications Associate Rise Economy on Wednesday brought together fellow economic and housing justice advocates to discuss the pathways toward a California-specific, stronger Community Reinvestment Act (CRA),…

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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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