DC Women’s Business Center, Founder Feature: Kim Alfonso is the Co-Founder and CEO of Results One LLC , and is a client of the DC Women’s Business Center, an NCRC program. Kim Greenfield Alfonso is a native Washingtonian and the daughter of medical professionals who graduated from Howard University. She credits her father for instilling in …
Stories about economic justice challenges and solutions across the nation and the work and impact of NCRC members in their communities.
SAGE is a national leader in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.
October 11 is National Coming Out Day. Each year on this day, we show support for our friends, colleagues and family members who have had the courage to come out and live openly as LGBTQ+. It’s a celebratory day, but also a day to recognize the disparities and struggles faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community when living openly in society.
Alan Fisher, founding director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, surrounded by family, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. In the world of housing and economic justice, Alan was a titan who advocated for working-class families, communities of color, and small-business owners. “The world seems a little sadder today than it …
Last month, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the South Alabama Fair Housing Center (SAFHC) and We Matter Eight Mile Community Association (We Matter Eight Mile) held a community meeting in the predominantly Black community of Eight Mile, north of Mobile, Alabama.
The pandemic has highlighted how interconnected the world is. As my own family’s tragedies have made all too clear, viruses know no borders — and neither do death, grief and mourning. Life-saving vaccines shouldn’t either.
Mari Galloway is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest-growing nonprofits dedicated to women in cybersecurity. DC Women Business Center Resource Coordinator Monti Taylor asked Galloway questions on how to run your computer like a pro and how to best care for your computer and keep your information safe from outside attacks.
Simone Smillie, a native New Yorker, moved to Washington, D.C., in 2016 to pursue her graduate degree in Development Economics at American University. After graduating, Smillie started a new job as an analyst in Downtown D.C. She planned to launch her business, Mutani’s Pocket, in March 2020, but the pandemic took hold and delayed her launch until August.
This month, we celebrate the stories of women entrepreneurs in D.C. A rich entrepreneurial environment and small business assistance organizations contribute to their success, but the real story begins with the women who set out to solve problems.