NCRC, Columbia Bank and Umpqua Bank Complete $8.1 Billion Community Benefits Plan to Advance Economic Opportunity for Underserved Communities

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Columbia Bank (Columbia) and Umpqua Bank (Umpqua) announced an $8.1 billion Community Benefits Plan (Plan) that builds on both bank’s commitment to advance economic opportunity for individuals and support small business formation in historically underserved communities throughout its footprint.

New FedNow Rules Lack Fraud Protection

The final FedNow rules announced today by the Federal Reserve Board lack protection against scams and fraud, which, if unaddressed, could leave consumers exposed when the payment service launches next year, warns advocates at the National Consumer Law Center, National Consumers League, and National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

2022 Just Economy Conference Featured Speaker: Anand Giridharadas

We’re thrilled to announce Anand Giridharadas will be a keynote speaker for the 2022 Just Economy Conference! Giridharadas is the author of the international bestseller Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, and India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking. A former …

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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, Morgan Stanley Announce New Equitable Development Fellowship Program

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and Morgan Stanley partnered to create a community development fellowship that matches top-level master’s degree students with premiere community development organizations. Both hosts and fellows must apply for this opportunity. Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2022. 

DCWBC ShopHer profile: T&U Cashmere

Hello! This is the first in a series of profiles showcasing the talented entrepreneurs of ShopHER, a pop-up incubator for women-owned small businesses in the DC Metro Region. Our first interview is with Tosca Metz, owner of T&U Cashmere.