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Dec 11, 2013
IN THE NEWS (Fort Worth Star-Telegram): FORT WORTH — When Interstate 35W sliced through the near east side of Fort Worth in the late 1950s, neighborhoods were severed and lives uprooted in many close-knit minority communities… learn More about Old Fort Worth Neighborhood, Divided By Interstate 35, Renewed Piece By Piece
Dec 07, 2013
IN THE NEWS (The Huffington Post): Small businesses are Little Engines That Do. They think they can, they know they can—and they're right. Small businesses are responsible for more than half of all U.S. employment. That's why community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are focused more than ever on meeting the financing needs of small businesses… learn More about How CDFIs Lift Small Businesses And Help Create Jobs
Nov 01, 2013
IN THE NEWS (The Huffington Post): It’s been a year since the East Coast was rocked with one of those "100-year storms" - the kind that have shown up more and more frequently in the last decade. … learn More about Small Business Lessons from Hurricane Sandy
Oct 29, 2013
IN THE NEWS (The Charlotte Observer): Charlotte's Mint Museum will announce Tuesday the launch of an initiative to expand its collection largely through gifts of major artwork and has already landed its first acquisition -- a billboard-sized abstract familiar to visitors… learn More about Mint Acquires Massive Work, Launches Acquisition Drive
Sep 20, 2013
IN THE NEWS (The Charlotte Observer): On Friday, Charlotte's Habitat for Humanity expects to hit the $5 million mark for money invested in revitalizing West Charlotte's Reid Park community… learn More about Habitat Celebrates 30 Years And $500 Million Impact In Charlotte