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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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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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Prospera Receives $50,000 Equity Grant From The San Francisco Foundation

Prospera Receives Equity Grant From The San Francisco Foundation ADA RECINOS NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release $50,000 Equity Grant to be invested in Bay Area Latina entrepreneurs Nonprofit envisions a vibrant ecosystem of Latina-owned cooperatives transforming and building prosperity in low-income communities of color OAKLAND, CA (July 26, 2017) – Prospera Community Development (Prospera) is pleased to announce that it has received a People, Place and Power Equity Grant from The San Francisco Foundation in the amount of $50,000 to increase sustainable economic…

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Prospera afirma su compromiso con mujeres como tú!

Prospera afirma su compromiso con mujeres como tú! CLAUDIA ARROYO Querida mujer Latina, Hoy el equipo de Prospera se dirige a ti con muchas emociones encontradas por los acontecimientos y decisiones en este país al que tú o tus padres emigraron e hicieron su hogar. Prospera desaprueba y rechaza las terribles órdenes presidenciales así como toda ley que ataque y desmantele nuestros derechos básicos humanos y civiles. A la misma vez estamos inmensamente inspiradas por la organización y la pasión…

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We are reaffirming our commitment to immigrant communities

We are reaffirming our commitment to immigrant communities MARIA ROGERS PASCUAL Dear Prospera supporters, partners, and friends, We are writing to you today with many mixed emotions about the state of our country. Prospera is shocked and enraged by the damaging executive orders and important political appointments that threaten to dismantle our basic human and civil rights. We are also immensely inspired by the way so many people are moved to action across race, gender, class, religious affiliation, and immigration…

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Prospera Co-ops Staff

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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