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Field Notes

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

NCRC Member Profile: UPI Loan Fund

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, UPI Loan Fund, from their Executive Director, Kerwin Brown. Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. We are based in Phoenix, Arizona, primarily serving the unbanked and underbanked and Black and Brown communities. Our vision is to …

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NCRC Member Profile: City of Dayton Human Relations Council

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, City of Dayton Human Relations Council, from their Deputy Director, Joann Mawasha. Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. Established in 1962 by the Dayton City Commission, the Dayton Human Relations Council (HRC) enforces civil rights, provides …

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DCWBC ShopHer Profile: Kelem

This is part of a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of NCRC’s DC Women’s Business Center’s ShopHER, a pop-up incubator for women-owned small businesses in the DC Metro Region. Kelem is a women-owned business that sells clothing, jewelry, and accessories from Ethiopia. Co-founded by Tensae Haile and Winta Teferi. What is the name of …

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DCWBC ShopHer Profile: Bermuda Triangle

This is part of a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of ShopHER, a pop-up incubator for women-owned small businesses in the DC Metro Region. This week we talked to Ebony McMillian, owner of Bermuda Triangle Vintage Clothes, a vintage clothing and accessories brand.

NCRC Member Profile: Gary Housing Authority

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Gary Housing Authority from their Executive Director and CEO Taryl Bonds.  Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for community redevelopment by providing affordable and market-rate housing choices and …

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NCRC Member Profile: HomesteadCS

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, HomesteadCS in Lafayette, Indiana, from their Executive Director, Marie Morse. Tell us about the organization’s mission/focus area. We work in 10 Indiana counties. Our mission is to provide education and other resources to increase affordable, sustainable housing …

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DCWBC ShopHER Profile: Batax Bule

Today, we spoke with Metrini Geopani Weaver, owner of Batax Bule. Batax Bule is a globally inspired and ethically sourced fashion, jewelry and home textile design studio based in Washington, DC, and one of the women-owned, small retail businesses located at ShopHER.

DCWBC ShopHer Profile: The Elm Shop

This week we talked with Elaine Myada, owner of The Elm Shop and participating vendor at ShopHER. The Elm Shop is a women’s boutique that curates unique and beautiful items that support Black-owned businesses and HBCUs across the country.

NCRC Member Profile: Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City from their Homeowner Services Director, Kylie Navarro.  Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities and hope. We know there are more than 13,000 families in …

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NCRC Member Profile: City of Tampa Housing and Community Development

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, City of Tampa Housing and Community Development (HCD), from HCD’s Manager Kayon Henderson. Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. The City of Tampa’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) division plays a lead role in the development …

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NCRC Member Profile: Center for Habitat Reconstruction “CRH”

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Center for Habitat Reconstruction (CRH), in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from CRH’s Lawyer Jorge Maldonado. Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. CRH is the only 501(c)(3) in Puerto Rico dedicated to leveraging vacant and abandoned properties …

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DCWBC ShopHer Profile: Yul D’Uz

This week we talk to Yulia Semchenko, owner of Yul D’Uz. Yulia designs women’s outerwear and accessories using a traditional, handmade material from Central Asia called ikat.

NCRC Member Profile: Homeownership Council of America

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Homeownership Council of America, in Santa Ana, CA, from HCA’s Chief Operating Officer Lupe Hernandez. Tell us about your organization’s mission/focus area. Homeownership Council of America is a 501(c)3 national nonprofit. Our mission is to bring equity …

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NCRC Member Profile: Newcap, Inc.

NCRC’s membership includes more than 600 community-focused organizations in 44 states. Here’s an introduction to one of them, Newcap Inc., in Oconto, Wisconsin, from Newcap CEO & President Cheryl Detrick. Tell us about the organization’s mission/focus area. Newcap’s mission for over 50 years has been to move people from poverty to opportunities and economic security, …

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