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#SomosProspera…¡Un Alto para Sanar y reconectar! Por Claudia Arroyo

#SomosProspera…¡Un Alto para Sanar y reconectar!Por Claudia Arroyo ¿Qué pasa cuando rompemos con la inercia de la rutina? ¿Qué pasa cuando abrimos nuestros sentidos para conectar con nosotrxs mismxs? ¿Qué pasa cuando un grupo de mujeres latinas se miran, reconocen y abren sus horizontes? Inspiradas por estas preguntas las participantes de CRECE, nuestro programa avanzado de mujeres Latinas Cooperativistas se aventuró a tener su primer retiro anual con el apoyo de The San Francisco Foundation las mujeres lideraron la visualización, preparación, logística y…

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Prospera’s Third Summit for Latina Entrepreneurs “Health, Wellbeing and Entrepreneurship”

Prospera’s Third Summit for Latina Entrepreneurs “Health, Wellbeing and Entrepreneurship” The only Summit in Spanish to celebrate the leadership and wellbeing of Latina entrepreneurs from across the Bay Area! Berkeley– CA. Prospera together with Binational Health Week (BHW) and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco are hosting the Third Summit for Latina Entrepreneurs on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5.30 pm at Berkeley Adult School. More than 150 Latina entrepreneurs from across the Bay Area…

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Fearless Latina warrior

Fearless Latina warrior by Nancy Rosales  Prospera, for me, has been nothing short of an oasis. It has inculcated within me the spirit of a fearless Latina warrior, who will fight and worked hard for her dreams. Here, I know that I am not just a lone ranger, but my comadres have my back while I go out and venture into the wilderness.  In fact, just a few weeks ago, I was fortunate to have spent three days at Camp CEO with Girl Scouts of Northern California, reminiscent to…

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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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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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Prospera and The San Francisco Foundation renew their partnership to advance racial and economic equity in the Bay Area! 

For Immediate Release The San Francisco Foundation renews its commitment with a $50,000 Equity Grant to support Bay Area Latina entrepreneurs. Prospera is the only nonprofit in the U.S. that focuses solely on advancing Latina economic empowerment through cooperative business ownership. Oakland (March, 11th 2019) –  Prospera and The San Francisco Foundation renew their partnership to advance racial and economic equity for Latina immigrant women. Prospera Community Development (Prospera) is honored to announce that it has been awarded, for the…

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International Women’s Day on Univision!

International Women’s Day on Univision! On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day, Univision invited us to talk about the role of Latina Entrepreneurs on this day of celebration and proclamation. Nancy Rosales, Founder of Pepitos Paletas and Prospera ambassador talked about her experiences and challenges as a woman entrepreneur. We are thankful to Univision and Nancy for giving voice to Latina womenon such an important occasion! Do not miss it! Link to the interview

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