“This is not charity; we own this Fund and we are building a stronger community with it. We can vote, we have a voice, and we can make decisions for ourselves. We may sometimes be left out of the economy at large, but this economy is completely ours!” Daniella...
Hope to move forward by Anahi Rojas

Hope to move forward by Anahi Rojas

“With the Resiliency Fund we get more than just financial support, we get hope. Hope to move forward, hope to remain in business, because when COVID-19 hit we were strongly affected and at risk of closing. But Prospera arrived and told us: ‘Look, we have this fund to...
I did not feel alone by Denisse Cardona

I did not feel alone by Denisse Cardona

As the child of immigrants, I have always felt that I was not meant to fit in here in the States. When my parents would take me with them to visit their homes in Mexico, I felt I did not belong there either. This feeling of not being able to call either country my...
Keeping our Needs in Mind by Ana Castaño

Keeping our Needs in Mind by Ana Castaño

Dear Prospera family,I am Ana Castaño, Founder of Luna y Sol Bay Area Nanny Collective. Many of you already know me – I am a Prospera entrepreneur, fellow, and board member.  Starting a business has never been easy, but if we add to it the crisis of COVID-19...
Invest your stimulus in Latina resilience!

Invest your stimulus in Latina resilience!

Dear Prospera family, Please consider making a difference in the livelihoods of Latina immigrant entrepreneurs with your stimulus check.  We invite you to make a contribution to Prospera’s Latina Entrepreneur Resiliency Fund.  The purpose of this fund...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hola, Through my participation in Prospera for over 4 years, I have cultivated a deep love for this organization’s dedication and passion for its participants. I have grown a great admiration and respect for the untiring and resilient women that make up Prospera....
A bittersweet goodbye from Maria Rogers Pascual

A bittersweet goodbye from Maria Rogers Pascual

Dear Prospera Family, I have some news to share that comes with a lot of mixed emotions, to say the least. As of August 10 I will be leaving Prospera. But I’m not going far. I have accepted an exciting new position with the Haas Leadership...
Prospera stands with Black Lives Matter

Prospera stands with Black Lives Matter

Dear Prospera family,The Prospera team has wanted to write something about everything that is happening for days, but it’s difficult for us to express in words what we feel.We know that there is nothing we could possibly say or do to alleviate the immense pain that...