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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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2018 Prospera Highligths 

2018 Prospera Highligths  This year, thanks to the ongoing support of people like you, we’ve touched the lives of more than 150 women. We’ve also invested in expanding our incubation programs. You’ve helped us: Improve Explora tu cooperativa, an exciting, interactive 30 hour curriculum that covers the fundamentals of cooperative business ownership. This year 52 Latinas graduated from the course, this is more than double than in past years, and many more are on a waiting list for the program…

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A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You by Prospera Team Thank you for getting behind Prospera’s Latina immigrant entrepreneurs during this very trying year. The impact of so much turmoil has certainly challenged all of us to take a hard look at what is truly important. At Prospera we are convinced, now more than ever, that investing in the long term financial health and wellbeing of immigrant women is absolutely essential. Every day Prospera’s Latina entrepreneurs stretch our imaginations with big aspirations, ideas, and dreams. These women are fighters; day in and…

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Zero Tolerance to the separation of families!

Zero Tolerance to the separation of families! Claudia Arroyo, Community Education Director June, 19 2018 Dear Prospera supporters, partners, and friends, It is with deep sadness and indignation that we write to you from Prospera to denounce the Zero Tolerance policy that is being implemented by the US government. This new attack to our immigrant community means that 45 children per day are being separated from their families! According to the Washington Post, 1,995 children have been separated from 940 adults at…

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Cero Tolerancia a la Separación de Familias!

Cero Tolerancia a la Separación de Familias! Claudia Arroyo, Directora Educación Comunitaria de Prospera  Junio, 19 2018 Apreciadas/os amigas/os y colaboradoras/es, Con profunda tristeza e indignación, escribimos en Prospera esta nota para denunciar la Política de Cero Tolerancia implementada por el gobierno de este país. Esta disposición es un nuevo ataque a nuestra comunidad migrante ya que como producto de esta ley hay en promedio ¡45 niños por día que están siendo separados de sus familias! De acuerdo al periódico…

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Help us launch “The Power of a Dream”!

Help us launch “The Power of a Dream”! Maite Gasco, Marketing and Development Manager  June, 7 2018 Our Dream Gabriela Arvizu has many stories to show! Prospera’s Latina entrepreneurs have many stories to tell! “The Power of a Dream” is an audiovisual project — led by Gabriela Arvizu, Prospera collaborator, entrepreneur, freelance and audiovisual artist — that was born with a dream of documenting and amplifying the voice of entrepreneurial Latinas. Through a series of documentary videos, Gabriela Arvizu and…

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Happy 1st Anniversary to Professional Eco Cleaning!

We congratulate Anahi & Itzel for the 1st anniversary of Professional Eco Cleaning (PEC), a green cleaning cooperative that is based in the East Bay. PEC has a long story with Prospera, since one of the founders, Anahi is a former Prospera Fellow with 7 years of experience as a worker-owner in green cleaning cooperatives.  Read this interview and get inspired by their achievements and learnings. What are the 3 main accomplishments of Professional Eco Cleaning? We think that our main accomplishment is…

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Interview with Maye Castillo, Prospera’s fellow.

Tell us about yourself. My name is Maye. I am originally from Chile, but I have lived in Oakland for nearly half of my life. I have a business as a personal trainer and I am also working towards a business administration degree with a focus on social justice. My interest in the cooperative model dates back to 5 years ago when I was searching for a preschool for my son. I had the experience of working with 12 families…

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Prospera Receives $50,000 Equity Grant From The San Francisco Foundation

Prospera Receives Equity Grant From The San Francisco Foundation ADA RECINOS NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release $50,000 Equity Grant to be invested in Bay Area Latina entrepreneurs Nonprofit envisions a vibrant ecosystem of Latina-owned cooperatives transforming and building prosperity in low-income communities of color OAKLAND, CA (July 26, 2017) – Prospera Community Development (Prospera) is pleased to announce that it has received a People, Place and Power Equity Grant from The San Francisco Foundation in the amount of $50,000 to increase sustainable economic…

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