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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Photos: 2023 Northern California Equitable Futures Awards

May 12, 2023 by

CRC on Thursday, April 27 hosted nearly 150 people for its Northern California Equitable Futures Awards at Oeste Bar in Oakland. The second-annual event recognizes community heroes, resiliency builders, and difference-makers who have impacted the lives of people in Northern California. This year’s honorees included CEO of Visionary Home…

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CRC Elects New Board Chair, Welcomes 2 New Members

February 04, 2023 by

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…

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CRC Staff Reflect on 2022

December 16, 2022 by

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…

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Al-Mansour, California Public Banking Alliance, SEIU and Assemblymember Santiago honored for commitment to economic equality

November 09, 2022 by Group poses with awards.

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…

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Photos: 2022 Southern CaliforniaEquitable Futures Awards

November 08, 2022 by

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),…

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