San Francisco, CA – 14 September 2016 – Latino Community Credit Union, in concert with Univision, Fusion, Calvert Foundation, and Kiva announce the launch of #ParteDeLaSolution, a campaign to empower Latino communities to become financial agents of change.
#ParteDeLaSolution focuses on online opportunities for individuals to explore the different financial tools available to them, such as the options to Invest, Lend and Save for social good that benefit Latino communities.
The campaign launch event brought together LCCU, Calvert Foundation, and Kiva, organizations working towards advancing economic opportunity for Latino communities in the US and across Latin America.
Through the diversity of impacts and financial options offered, the partners hope to encourage Latinos to leverage the power of their capital to address development challenges and opportunities both at home in the U.S. and in Latin America.
“We are excited of being part of this initiative and to have the opportunity to work alongside such great partners. We want to show the growing Latino Community in the country that is easy to make an impact and at the same time receive great rates and convenience on their savings”. Commented, Alison Yonas, VP of Strategy and Development.
Panelists at the launch event included Jorge Rivas, National Affairs Correspondent at Fusion; Jenn Pryce, President and CEO of Calvert Foundation, Alison Yonas, Vice President of Strategy and Development at Latino Community Credit Union and Nicolas Lafaye, Kiva’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
About Latino Community Credit Union
Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) is a community development credit union, with $230 million in assets and 60,000+ members, offering a full package of ethical and bilingual financial services, better credit options, and financial education. Since its inception in 2000 it has financed over $400 million to become an award-winning national model for credit unions and community development financial institutions. LCCU’s primary mission is to integrate newcomers and the underserved into the U.S. financial system, providing economic opportunity for all.
About Univision / Fusion (TBD)
Fusion is a multi-platform media company that serves a young, diverse, and inclusive millennial generation across its television and digital platforms (fusion.net). Fusion delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture, and comedy content that is both smart and irreverent. Fusion was launched as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network on October 28, 2013. Fusion has agreements with several major distributors to carry the cable network including DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber as well as OTT providers including Apple TV.
About Calvert Foundation
Calvert Foundation is a nonprofit that provides the opportunity for investors to achieve financial returns while empowering people in low-income communities around the world. Through their flagship product, the Community Investment Note, Calvert Foundation connects investors with organizations that develop affordable housing, create jobs, protect the environment, and work in numerous other ways for the social good. Investments can be made from as little as $20, on Calvert Foundation’s Vested.org platform. Calvert Foundation aims to invest at least $25 million in the Latino community in the US and in Latin America through its Raíces (“Roots” in Spanish) initiative.
Kiva is an international non-profit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005 Kiva’s 1.5 million individual lenders have crowdfunded more than $900 million in loans to 2 million borrowers in 83 countries, including the U.S. Kiva launched diaspora outreach campaigns in late 2015 to engage Latinos lenders and businesses globally.
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