Race Wealth Community

RACE · WEALTH · COMMUNITY

ADVANCING INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

NCRC’s Race, Wealth & Community division seeks to grow and transform wealth building opportunities to end historical economic inequality.

We’re aiming for a society where wealth and its growth advance the nation as a whole, including historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups.

We investigate fair housing and fair lending practices, provide education, training, counseling and coaching to entrepreneurs, legal and community advocacy and direct services to promote economic security and a more holistic understanding of wealth creation focused on the public good.

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Our team

Dedrick

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

Chief of Race, Wealth and Community

Heidi

Heidi Sheppard

Project Director, DC Women’s Business Center

Ibijoke Akinbowale

Director, Housing Counseling Network

Jamie Buell

Jamie Buell​

Racial Economic Equality Coordinator

202.792.1281
jbuell@ncrc.org

Jasmine

Jasmine Brewer

Program Manager, Financial Equality Center and Housing Counseling Network

202.383.7714
jbrewer@ncrc.org

Joshua_Devine

Joshua Devine

Director of Racial Economic Equity

202.792.1284
jdevine@ncrc.org

Luis Ortiz

Regional Coordinator, Housing Counseling Network

202.524.4882
lortiz@ncrc.org

Monica Grover

Special Assistant to the Chief of Race, Wealth and Community

202.464.2711
mgrover@ncrc.org

Monti Taylor

Monti Taylor

Resource Coordinator, DCWBC

202.464.2304
mtaylor@dcwbc.org

Nsonye

Nsonye Anarado

Training Manager, National Training Academy

202.524.4833
nanarado@ncrc.org

Sade McKoy

Sade McKoy

Communication Specialist, Women’s Business Center

202.393.8307
smckoy@dcwbc.org 

Latest

Racial and Ethnic Representation and Investment Framework

RERI

Racial and Ethnic Representationand Investment Framework  A Research Report and Recommendationsfor Beneficial State Foundation — OVERVIEW Key steps to improve a bank’s racial and ethnic demographics within their internal workforce, and methods to improve a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. — Key Takeaways Although African Americans comprise over 13% of the national population, and

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: Immigration and the Racial Wealth Divide

Download Infographic Introduction  The United States has more immigrants than any country in the world. In 2018, approximately 44.7 million immigrants lived in the United States, accounting for 13.7% of the country’s population. Although immigration has always played a key role in the history and the making of the United States, from the colonial era

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Advancing Corporate Commitment to Racial Economic Justice

Corporations across the country are pledging action and millions of dollars of investment into “racial justice” causes, yet there has been very little movement in one of the easiest areas to make advancement: racial and ethnic representation and procurement by corporations.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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