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...
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...
Some light by Anahi Rojas

Some light by Anahi Rojas

My name is Anahi Rojas, I am a Fellow with Prospera and Founder of Professional Eco Cleaning (PEC).  I have been looking forward to writing this blog and planting a seed of hope in the midst of this pandemic. My frustration is no different from what a multitude...
Listen. Act. Transform

Listen. Act. Transform

“Each time I facilitate a Prospera program with a new group of participants I ask myself, who are these women? What are their stories? What are their challenges and their gifts? It’s about going deeper than the basic biographical outline of a person by making an...
Moving Forward by Nancy Rosales

Moving Forward by Nancy Rosales

Beloved friends of Prospera, I hope that you’re all in good health and coping with the lockdown as best you can. I’m Nancy Rosales, founder of Pepitos Paletas, Prospera fellow and board member. I want to let you know how I’m living through COVID-19 and how...
New beginnings. New location. New logo!

New beginnings. New location. New logo!

New beginnings. New location. New logo! Hello Prospera Friends,Guess what? This week we moved to a new home. But we didn’t go very far. In fact, we will still be on Fruitvale Ave. Take note of our new location. Come visit!  Prospera c/homiey1232...
Hacia el amor y la justicia por Danielle Ancin

Hacia el amor y la justicia por Danielle Ancin

“Nunca olvides que la justicia es la manifestación del amor en público”. Cornel West Mi nombre es Danielle Ancin y soy la nueva Coordinadora para el Desarrollo de Emprendedoras de Prospera. ¡En mis primeras semanas en Prospera, me di cuenta de...
Toward Love and Justice by Danielle Ancin

Toward Love and Justice by Danielle Ancin

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West My name is Danielle Ancin, and I’m Prospera’s new Entrepreneur Success Coordinator. In my first few weeks at Prospera, I realized that something as simple as a name can...