Case Study: A Home for Formerly Unhoused Veterans

May 10, 2024 by Officials and organizers cut the ribbon for the Whittier Place II housing development in January 2024. In early 2021, the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), a Rise Economy member based in Boyle Heights, initiated the construction of Whittier Place II. This project, completed last year at a cost of $24 million, is a 34-unit Permanent...
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Case Study: Promotores Workshops

May 10, 2024 by Rise Economy collaborated with LINC Housing in Los Angeles to offer a financial awareness series aimed at fostering a positive mindset toward money. Initially, participants, including onewe'll call Gabriela, were skeptical of the workshop's benefits. The facilitator, Ms. Julia, shared her personal experiences with financial challenges, setting a tone of authenticity and empathy from the...
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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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The Bank Rundown: January 2024

January 26, 2024 by “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.” By Kevin Stein, Chief of Legal and Strategy Who says Community Benefits commitments are just for big banks? CVCB creates a strong climate for community banks to serve their communities Rise Economy was pleased to end 2023 with a novel Community Benefits Commitment...
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Significant Moments from 37 Years of Rise Economy

October 12, 2023 by For our birthday, we’re sharing some of the significant events and actions that shaped our organization For 37 years Rise Economy, formerly the California Reinvestment Coalition, has worked to combat generations of economic inequities and racial injustices by holding financial institutions accountable for harms and challenging systems of oppression. Founded on Oct. 11, 1986, as...
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2 Added to Rise Economy’s Board of Directors

August 04, 2023 by

Rise Economy, formerly the California Reinvestment Coalition, added Jillian Spindle and Hermán Barahona to its Board of Directors. Their three-year terms began in June. Spindle will serve as the board treasurer, replacing William Pavao, who retired from the board earlier this year.  Spindle serves as the Chief Operating Officer…

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Introducing Rise Economy

June 13, 2023 by A collage of new Rise Economy brand expression.

Get to know our new name and new look By Brian M. Maxey, Chief of Communications If you’re familiar with our work, then you might notice things look a bit different. Today, we’re launching our new name and visual identity, complete with a new logo and redesigned website. California…

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