Articles by Kierra Karemani

Pete Upton speaking on a panel
By Kierra Karemani
“Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) know the needs of the communities they serve. Placing the funds in the hands of those CDFIs produces better results,” says Pete Upton, Executive Director for the Native360 Loan Fund and interim CEO for the Native CDFI Network (NCN).
Marycruz De Leon
By Kierra Karemani
Forging cross-sector partnerships, Marycruz De León helps improve education and workforce outcomes, and promotes digital inclusion […]
By Kierra Karemani
Working to be a resource for the Native American community By on  Casey Lozar, Vice President, […]
Cheryl Thomas, founder of C's Daycare
By Kierra Karemani
Banks partner with a community non-profit to help a small business owner upgrade and expand her child care facility.
Aquatic Therapy of Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA
By Kierra Karemani
CDFI helps two business owners in Philadelphia's Chinatown find a lifeline, and a partner, right in their own backyard.
Goodwill TulsaWorks
By Kierra Karemani
From job training and industry-recognized skills certificates to job placement services and financial literacy education, get to know one program helping low- and moderate-income residents of Oklahoma and southwest Missouri enter the workforce.
Young adults from The C.O.F.F.E.E. Project build a composting system
By Kierra Karemani
“Our lending partners have made huge financial commitments to increase minority homeownership.” Carrie Davis of Wealth Watchers shares how the Community Reinvestment Act has helped banks meet the needs of communities.
Bina Shrimali speaks at SF Fed panel
By Kierra Karemani
Researcher strives to understand and right factors that hold people back By on Bina Shrimali, Vice […]
By Kierra Karemani
Building a support system for small businesses of color By on Dell Gines, Senior Community Development […]
Marija Bingulac with her dog
By Kierra Karemani
Her commitment to overturning inequities is bound(ary)less By on Marija Bingulac, Senior Community Development Analyst, Boston […]