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Stories about economic justice challenges and solutions across the nation and the work and impact of NCRC members in their communities.

NCRC CDF Entrepreneur Spotlight: Olive Gift Co.

This is part of a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of NCRC’s Community Development Fund. Olive Gift Co. is a women-owned business started by Michell Ratcliffe that provides gift-giving services.  Can you share a brief overview of your business and what inspired you to start it? Olive Gift Co. is a bespoke corporate […]

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Give A Warm Welcome To NCRC’s Newest Members: January 2024 Update

NCRC’s membership spans more than 700 local, state and regional nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions and government entities across the nation. Welcome to our new organizational members in December 2023: Tooley Community Development Group, Inc. Titusville, FL Urban Impact Birmingham  Birmingham, AL New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance Trenton, NJ View a map of all our

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Give A Warm Welcome To NCRC’s Newest Members

NCRC’s membership spans more than 700 local, state and regional nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions and government entities across the nation. Welcome to our new organizational members in November 2023: View a map of all our members. If your organization isn’t yet a member, check out the options here. And if your organization is ineligible, you

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Contradictions in the fair housing movement

Seen in the The Journal of Urban History: an article about contradictory ideologies in the fair housing movement, by NCRC senior policy advisor Nichole Nelson. “While the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing (NCDH) supported ending racial discrimination in the housing market by lobbying for state and local fair housing laws and the federal Fair

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Give A Warm Welcome To NCRC’s Newest Members

NCRC’s membership spans more than 700 local, state and regional nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions and government entities across the nation. Welcome to our new organizational members in October: View a map of all our members. If your organization isn’t yet a member, check out the options here. And if your organization is ineligible, you

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Give A Warm Welcome To NCRC’s Newest Members

With more than 700 local, state and regional nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions and government entities making up the National Community Reinvestment Coalitions (NCRC)’s membership, it can be hard for new members to feel instantly connected.  Let’s fix that by giving them a warm NCRC welcome! New organizational members in September were:  If your organization

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#SolutionsHUB Spotlight: How El Paso Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Is Ensuring Capital Readiness For Rural Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Latino-owned businesses (LOBs) are the fastest growing segment of the US business population and, with continued efforts of capital infusion, are becoming a major economic engine for many communities. Between 2007 and 2019, for example, the number of LOBs grew by 34% while White-owned businesses (WOBs) experienced a 7% drop. In this same time period,

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#SolutionsHUB Spotlight: Justice-Informed Retail Incubation Programs Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Of Color

Over the last decade, Black women were the fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the United States. Accounting for 42% of all women who opened new businesses, the number of Black-women-owned firms grew by nearly 50% between 2014-2019. The very next year was a devastating one for small businesses everywhere – and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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DCWBC Women Entrepreneur Profile: Advanced Technology Solutions LLC

This is part of a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of NCRC’s DC Women’s Business Center. Advanced Technology Solutions LLC is a women-owned business started by Dionysianna Ala’ilima that provides IT consulting services. What kind of product or service do you sell?  We provide IT consulting and field engineering services.  Are you a

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Give A Warm Welcome To NCRC’s Newest Members

With more than 750 local, state and regional nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions and government entities making up the National Community Reinvestment Coalitions’ (NCRC) membership, it can be hard for new members to feel instantly connected.  Let’s fix that by giving them a warm NCRC welcome! New organizational members in July were:  If your organization

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DCWBC Women Entrepreneur Profile: GoPursue

This is part of a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of NCRC’s DC Women’s Business Center. GoPursue is a women-owned business started by Kathryn Breisch that helps students discover careers. What kind of product or service do you sell?  We’re a Software-as-a-Service company that helps high school and college students figure out what

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Give A Warm Welcome To NCRC’s Newest Members

With more than 750 local, state and regional nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions and government entities making up the National Community Reinvestment Coalitions (NCRC)’s membership, it can be hard for new members to feel instantly connected.  Let’s fix that by giving them a warm NCRC welcome! New organizational members in June were:  If your organization

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