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How entrepreneurs share our solitude

How entrepreneurs share our solitude by Ana Castaño Ana is from Michoacan, Mexico and moved to California in 1996. She is the proud mother of Metzli, Alitzel and Erendira. She has worked with the LGBT and immigrant communities through activism. She previously worked as a teacher in rural areas throughout various Mexican regions. She also began a cooperative in 2014, which she ended two years later. She is now in the beginning stages of starting a second coop for childcare in the Bay Area, The Nanny…

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Be bold and spread the love

Be bold and spread the love A tribute to the Latino Community Foundation by Maria Rogers Pascual I am still feeling the big love that Masha, Jacqueline and their amazing team shared with us just last week at our second retreat of the Latino Community Foundation’s (LCF) non-profit accelerator. Prospera is one of the nine lucky organizations in their 2019 cohort that is at the center of LCF’s attention.  Thank you Masha for reminding us that what our world needs, now more than ever is for us…

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No te Sueltes ¡Habla tu Verdad! Por Claudia Arroyo

Querida Familia Prosperadora, Hoy con profundo dolor compartimos esta nota para hacer una pausa en nuestro caminar del día a día. ¡Hay muerte, hay dolor, hay duelo en nuestra comunidad! La situación migratoria en este país es intolerable y nos rehusamos a quedarnos en silencio y proceder como si aquí no pasara nada… Hagamos un alto, paremos, hablemos, gritemos, conectemos, marchemos, hagamos lo que necesitemos hacer para dar salida a esta consternación ante el horror de la Frontera. La imagen de…

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Don’t Let Go…Speak Your Truth! By Claudia Arroyo

Dear Prospera Family, Today we are taking a pause in our day to day lives to acknowledge the deep pain we are experiencing as a community of Latina immigrant women in this country. There is death, there is pain, there is grief in our community! The treatment of immigrants in this country is intolerable and we refuse to stay silent and carry on as if nothing is happening.  Let us take a pause, stop, talk, yell, connect, march, do what we…

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Prospera’s New Entrepreneur Fellowship

Announcing Prospera’s New Entrepreneur Fellowship Accelerating Latina led cooperative businesses Oakland (May 16, 2019) – Prospera Community Development is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new Fellowship – a unique, culturally focused program that accelerates the incubation of Latina-led cooperative businesses. Prospera’s new Fellowship program is modeled after several prominent social impact fellowships that provide seed funding combined with comprehensive support to social entrepreneurs. What’s unique about Prospera’s new fellowship program is that it is dedicated exclusively to lifting up Latina…

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For the Common Good!

For the Common Good!By Alex Miranda, Board Chair  My experience at Prospera has been incredibly enriching. As the Chair of the Board I have learned to connect different ideas from people and communities with diverse life experiences for a common good: our Latinx community. I have explored my own humility knowing that some of us are born with privileges, or we have easy access to certain privileges, more than others, without attributing these privileges to our capacity.     Life takes us on different paths…

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Unity builds strength by Claudia Arroyo

I am pleased to share that we have started a strategic alliance with Excelsior Works! (EW), a multicultural and multilingual workforce development center based in the Excelsior neighborhood in San Francisco, CA. Last Thursday, April 18th, we visited the EW facilities and held a cooperative talk led by Kristina Molina from Producciones Arcoiris cooperative, Ana Castaño from The Nanny Collective, and Anahi Rojas, founding member of Professional Eco- Cleaning cooperative. Around 30 women from the Excelsior neighborhood learned about cooperatives and were inspired by Kristina’s, Ana’s and Anahi’s stories. Lourdes, one of the participants said…

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Ding-Ding-Ding! by Maite Gascó

Ding-ding-ding! – by Maite Gascó Ding-ding-ding! When the little bell sounds at Prospera, we are especially delighted because we know that we have received new support. All the bells are significant and they all have a story behind them. This past April 9, we were welcomed into a Walnut Creek home by Gina and Alexandra. They opened the door with a huge smile and invited us into their beautiful living room to meet many other smiling faces — all of them women. We…

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Producciones Arcoiris is up and running! by Claudia Arroyo

Producciones Arcoiris is up and running! by Claudia Arroyo  There is a saying that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone … and if you want to go far, bring company.” As it turns out, Producciones Arcoiris (Rainbow Productions) Co-opis going fast and soon will be going very far! The twelve members of this cooperative business graduated from Explora just last December and since then, they have met every Thursday to formalize their cooperative project: A production company of artistic events serving the East Bay. I feel extremely proud and inspired…

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Celebrating our 2018 Fellows

Celebrating our 2018 Fellows After a year long commitment of growth and learning, we celebrated the graduation of our 2018 Fellows, Madeleine Hernandez Rodriguez and Mayerling Castillo! Their time at Prospera has been a great experience for everyone. Their hard work has been essential to support Prospera at key moments, but most importantly to their personal and professional development! Madeleine Hernández focused her fellowship on Marketing and Social media. Her role was instrumental in promoting the 2018 Summit and Prospera’s programs. She…

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