Racial justice is at the center of our mission at CRC, 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 CRC 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 CRC’s ongoing fight for equitable investment in BIPOC communities.
  • Equiping CRC members with the language, tools, and resources to educate, inform, and activate their bases in the fight for racial and economic justice.

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Racial and Economic Justice Stories

Rise Economy Resilience Fund Cohort Member Earns CDFI Status from US Department of Treasury

For Immediate Release Media Contact Brian M. Maxey, 510-813-7552 bmaxey@rise-economy.org   With Sonoma-based Creser Capital Fund’s CDFI certification, Rise Economy furthers its mission of launching the next generation of BIPOC-led CDFIs.    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2023 — Loan seekers in Sonoma County will have more options for services now that Creser Capital Fund (CCF)…
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Rise Economy and 100 Organizations Urge Bank CEOs to Make Good on Anti-Discrimination, Racial Wealth Gap Closing Comments

For Immediate Release Sept. 7, 2023 Media Contact: Brian M. Maxey bmaxey@rise-economy.org, 510-813-7552   ‘We are urging CEOs of major banking institutions to explicitly state their positions on these crucial issues and to reform their lobbying and litigation tactics’   SAN FRANCISCO – Rise Economy, formerly the California Reinvestment Coalition, alongside 100 national, state and…
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The new generation of CDFIs is ready for success

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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Resources and Reports

Addressing Structural Crisis: CRC’s Racial and Economic Justice Cohort

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

In November 2020, amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Reinvestment Coalition launched its Racial and Economic Justice Cohort, a forward-looking training program meant to help undue 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@calreinvest.org for more information.