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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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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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