Racial justice is at the center of our mission at Rise Economy, where we work to right the wrongs of institutional disenfranchisement and transform socioeconomic realities experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

What you'll get from our training

We offer our members training, education, language, resources, and a vehicle to rise to the challenge of this moment. Some of the objectives of the cohort include:

  • Supporting Rise Economy member staff and lay leaders in developing a racial justice lens around economic justice issues specifically related to money and wealth in America.
  • Laying the groundwork for future member-led policy development and Rise Economy’s ongoing fight for equitable investment in BIPOC communities.
  • Equipping Rise Economy members with the language, tools, and resources to educate, inform, and activate their bases in the fight for racial and economic justice.

Start your work of doing justice

Racial and Economic Justice Stories

Rise Economy Sends Letter to Bank CEOs Calling for End to Harmful Lobbying

Rise Economy on June 25 submitted the following letter to more than 40 Chief Executive Officers urging them to end harmful lobbying and litigation practices. This is the seconfd such letter from Rise Economy. Last fall, the organization sent a letter asking 44 bank CEO to reaffirm public comments in support of social and racial...
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Embracing Resilience: A Journey of Innovation, Unity and Empowerment

Lessons learned from a one-of-a-kind pilot program. By Yehwroe S. Martyn, Program Director, Resilience Loan Fund Our two-year pilot program, the Resilience Fund, recently wrapped up. And while the conclusion of this one-of-a-kind program is bittersweet, I can't help but marvel at how far we've come. As I reflect on this experience, I see a...
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What’s So Special About Special Purpose Credit Programs?

Lessons Learned from Special Purpose Credit Program Negotiations By Doni Tadesse and Kevin Stein, Southern California Organizer and Chief of Legal and Strategy In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, many American corporations made pronouncements and commitments to racial justice and many Americans engaged in soul-searching regarding police brutality, anti-Black violence and ongoing...
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Resources and Reports

Addressing Structural Crisis: Rise Economy’s Racial and Economic Justice Cohort

Our report on the first year of Rise Economy's Racial and Economic Justice Cohort

In November 2020, amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rise Economy, then the California Reinvestment Coalition, launched its Racial and Economic Justice Cohort, a forward-looking training program meant to help undo the unequal distribution of wealth in California and address the power structures that perpetuate structural racism and inequity. This new report looks at data from the first year of the program.

Have enrollement questions?

Contact Aliyah Shaheed, Bay Area Organizer, at ashaheed@rise-economy.org for more information.