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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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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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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Longtime CRC Board Member Clarence Williams Dies

May 26, 2023 by An image of Clarence Williams.

Clarence Williams, a highly-regarded thought leader in the field of economic development and community development finance in Northern California, passed away on Monday, May, 8. He was 75. Clarence was one of CRC’s longest-tenured board members prior to his retirement in January after serving more than 30 years. “Clarence’s…

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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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