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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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$375,000 grant to be invested in low-income Latina entrepreneurs

$375,000 grant to be invested in low-income Latina entrepreneurs MARIANA PHIPPS AND ADA RECINOS NEWS RELEASE   Contact: Ada Recinos, info@prosperacoops.org, 510.451.3100 Ext. 208 For Immediate Release $375,000 grant to be invested in low-income Latina entrepreneurs Nonprofit envisions a vibrant ecosystem of Latina-owned cooperatives transforming communities and building prosperity OAKLAND, CA (February 24, 2016) – Prospera Community Development (Prospera) is pleased to announce that it has received a multi-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in the amount of $375,000 over three…

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It takes a village: help us crowdfund for childcare!

It takes a village: help us crowdfund for childcare! ADA RECINOS Imagine having to choose between following your dreams or postponing them once again because you can’t afford to pay a sitter for your children. Prospera does not think this is a choice low-income Latina moms should have to make. You can help provide Latina Moms with access to childcare while they participate in our year-long cooperative incubation program that brings cohorts of Latina entrepreneurs from cooperative business idea to launch, through…

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Collage for Latina Power: A Creativity Workshop with a Purpose

Collage for Latina Power: A Creativity Workshop with a Purpose MARIA AND MECHE Would you like to experience more creativity, joy and balance in your work/life? Do you also care deeply about transforming the lives of low income Latinas? JOIN MECHE AND MARIA FOR A ½ DAY OF COLLAGE MAKING About the workshop: This is an introductory three-hour collage workshop (no experience needed) for anyone who wants to take a break from a long workweek, decompress and feed the spirit! We promise…

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Welcome our new Administrative Assistant!

Welcome our new Administrative Assistant! ADA RECINOS Monica Gallegos joined Prospera in February 2016 as our Administrative Assistant. She is currently working on a graduate degree at UC Berkeley! We are thrilled to have her in the space and on our team, read below to get to know Monica! Why did you join Prospera?  Prospera’s mission resonates with me as a first generation Latina. I have brought much pride to my family in my pursuit for a post-undergraduate education.  I…

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Exciting news!

Exciting news! Happy New Year! On behalf of the Prospera board of directors I’d like to share some exciting news. Prospera has revised its leadership structure to better reflect our cooperative values. Maria Rogers Pascual, formerly Director of Program Innovation and Sustainability will be joining Meche Sansores as Co-Executive Director, to lead Prospera in this next chapter of the organization.   We also want to welcome two new board members, Elena Fairley and Neha Gupta, who joined us in December last year. Finally, we want to…

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