Tag Archives: immigrants

Refugees in the U.S.: The National Dialogue Continues

Refugees reflect on past lives and new beginnings

Interactive Map: follow Jeremías’ journey as an unaccompanied minor, from his neighborhood in El Salvador, to resettlement in Oakland, here. In the shadow of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and the ongoing strife...
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Peralta rancho celebrates Oakland’s roots and immigrant stories

On Saturday at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, panels at least ten feet tall displayed pictures of Oakland immigrants, artists and business owners of different ethnic backgrounds. As Latin music played, visitors strolled by and read...
Members of the Oakland based cleaning cooperative, Natural Home Cleaning Professionals, use only eco-friendly cleaning products. The company is one of 1,700 Bay Area micro-enterprises financed by Opportunity Fund.

Opportunity Fund offers micro lending to help small Bay Area businesses succeed

The all-Latina members of an East Oakland cleaning cooperative enjoy financial security and business-ownership with the help of Bay Area micro-enterprise development firms.