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Zero Tolerance to the separation of families!

Zero Tolerance to the separation of families! Claudia Arroyo, Community Education Director June, 19 2018 Dear Prospera supporters, partners, and friends, It is with deep sadness and indignation that we write to you from Prospera to denounce the Zero Tolerance policy that is being implemented by the US government. This new attack to our immigrant community means that 45 children per day are being separated from their families! According to the Washington Post, 1,995 children have been separated from 940 adults at…

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Cero Tolerancia a la Separación de Familias!

Cero Tolerancia a la Separación de Familias! Claudia Arroyo, Directora Educación Comunitaria de Prospera  Junio, 19 2018 Apreciadas/os amigas/os y colaboradoras/es, Con profunda tristeza e indignación, escribimos en Prospera esta nota para denunciar la Política de Cero Tolerancia implementada por el gobierno de este país. Esta disposición es un nuevo ataque a nuestra comunidad migrante ya que como producto de esta ley hay en promedio ¡45 niños por día que están siendo separados de sus familias! De acuerdo al periódico…

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Help us launch “The Power of a Dream”!

Help us launch “The Power of a Dream”! Maite Gasco, Marketing and Development Manager  June, 7 2018 Our Dream Gabriela Arvizu has many stories to show! Prospera’s Latina entrepreneurs have many stories to tell! “The Power of a Dream” is an audiovisual project — led by Gabriela Arvizu, Prospera collaborator, entrepreneur, freelance and audiovisual artist — that was born with a dream of documenting and amplifying the voice of entrepreneurial Latinas. Through a series of documentary videos, Gabriela Arvizu and…

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Happy 1st Anniversary to Professional Eco Cleaning!

We congratulate Anahi & Itzel for the 1st anniversary of Professional Eco Cleaning (PEC), a green cleaning cooperative that is based in the East Bay. PEC has a long story with Prospera, since one of the founders, Anahi is a former Prospera Fellow with 7 years of experience as a worker-owner in green cleaning cooperatives.  Read this interview and get inspired by their achievements and learnings. What are the 3 main accomplishments of Professional Eco Cleaning? We think that our main accomplishment is…

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Interview with Maye Castillo, Prospera’s fellow.

Tell us about yourself. My name is Maye. I am originally from Chile, but I have lived in Oakland for nearly half of my life. I have a business as a personal trainer and I am also working towards a business administration degree with a focus on social justice. My interest in the cooperative model dates back to 5 years ago when I was searching for a preschool for my son. I had the experience of working with 12 families…

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Join us in raising $15,000 by the end of 2016!

Join us in raising $15,000 by the end of 2016! IRMA HERRERA Dear Friends of Prospera, I hope this holiday season finds you well. My name is Irma Herrera and I have been a Board Director for Prospera for many years. Mainly, because I am passionate and support ownership opportunities for low-income Latina entrepreneurs. I need you to help us raise $15,000 to help the next generation of Latinas become small business owners. Prospera invests in low-income Latinas so they can build cooperative businesses that…

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El Cafesito

El Cafesito KARLA C. REYES Since we launched our new program, we have reached over 150 women who have aspirations to become cooperative entrepreneurs. One group of 3 women in particular are getting closer to making business ownership a reality for themselves: El Cafesito is a unique Latino Delicatessen, Coffee, Gifts and Bookshop. The concept designed by Rosa, Isabel and Patricia will include a self-help bookstore and crafts that are unique non-traditional pieces of Latin American art.   El Cafesito is…

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Taking a stand…

Taking a stand… LAS PROSPERADORAS Prospera supporters, partners, and friends, Last week the Prospera Team, Karla, Ada, Maria and Claudia came together to reflect about the impact that Donald Trump’s election as the next President of the United States is having on us personally, and particularly what this means for the Latina immigrant women we serve. How does this change us as individuals? As a team? As an organization? We have agreed to seize the moment, step into our best selves…

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4 Consejos Esenciales Para Ser Socia De Cooperativa

4 Consejos Esenciales Para Ser Socia De Cooperativa ANAHI ROJAS Anahi and Daniela son emprendedoras con años de experiencia como socias de cooperativas, y recientemente fueron presentadoras para nuestras Charlas. El motivo principal de este evento es crear una oportunidad para que las mujeres  Latinas emprendedoras que están interesadas en lanzar un negocio cooperativo aprendan de varias experiencias en el mundo de negocios y cooperativas. Estas charlas duran una hora y media. Este es un evento cuyo objetivo principal es…

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Our Spring program is in full bloom!

Our Spring program is in full bloom! ADA RECINOS The entrepreneurs in our program have been hard at work! They are meeting biweekly, receiving ongoing technical assistance from our Business Development Director Karla C. Reyes, MBA and expert support from guest presenters. Our program participants have been learning about the many financing options available to businesses like theirs. This includes the process and requirements of a loan application, and how to do financial projections. Read highlights from two of our cohorts below: El Cafesito– This…

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