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Latinx Communities are Thriving through Community Innovation

…are taking action to improve our communities. The Latinx community comes from different parts of Latin American and the Caribbean, bringing with them strong family and community values. The Latinx…

FII-Boston Group Works Towards Goals – And Helps Others Achieve Their Own

…on Halloween, a true American tradition. Outside this initiative, VLPS is also committed to their own children’s education. The group supports one another to save money, research school and financial…

Baakir Tyehimba

…lively space that serves lunch, coffee, and drinks, and also celebrates “African” culture through book discussions, movie screenings, and live music. Algiers is a predominantly African-American area that’s developing into…

A House United – Reaching across the chasms that divide us

…the United States more and more into a class and race hierarchy. Right now, this fragmentation is aiding and abetting the most disturbing election in American history. This makes it…

Dara and David Harper

…animated short film the award for Best Digital Animator and Best African American Filmmaker at Brooklyn Film Festival. Then life happened. I got married, I had my son, and moved…

Board Member Sameer Srivastava interviewed by the Piedmont Exedra

…with 3,400 families in 14 American cities, and projects another 1,600 families by the end of 2019. Families enter the program in groups of 5 to 7. Each agrees to…

2014 Torchlight Finalists Announced

…bring together the cultural resources of the Pilipino and Pilipino-American community of the Bay Area.       Solutions for Women (San Francisco, CA) A group of women who came…

Co-Founder of Native Women Lead Joins FII Board

…chair. Gloshay is a citizen of the Navajo, White Mountain Apache, and Kiowa Nations and mother of three residing in Tiwa Territory. She holds a B.A. in Native American Studies…

Want to break the poverty cycle? Trust families with resources

…middle class has become further fractured. So many Americans teeter on the edge of poverty, and many families are entering poverty for the first time, after falling from the security…

What Works? Putting Families In The Driver’s Seat

…same way, collectively purchased some land and a run-down house to be their cultural center. But it wasn’t the center or the small scholarships that changed the trajectory of their…

Congratulations to our friend and partner, José A. Quiñonez

…because many of our families use them as a tool for building stability and economic growth. Although as of 2010, 26 million American consumers in the United States were credit…

Meet “My Familia,” the FII Group That Found Opportunities In Their Own Backyard

The American idea of the “self-made man” is little more than a myth. In actuality, we all rely on a network of friends, family, and available resources to move ahead….

Dara and David Harper

…animated short film the award for Best Digital Animator and Best African American Filmmaker at Brooklyn Film Festival. Then life happened. I got married, I had my son, and moved…

Walter & Elise Haas Fund interview with Jorge Blandón

…the Bay Area dream is distinct from the American dream in some ways. What’s something that you have seen or have experienced that is possible in the Bay Area that…

Pastor Jordan

…Pastor Jordan is working towards a business degree, taking classes online in subjects like management and accounting at night. On top of it all, he is a father to seven…

Let’s Make 2015 About Investing In Local Initiative

…neighbors as a way to get to know them better and make sure no food goes to waste; Pattie Newsom from San Francisco who creates and delivers gift baskets during…

Infinite Possibilities

…through online coursework. Benning wants to develop a website dedicated to informing people on how to obtain a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise. She also plans to own a…

From Guessing to Knowing

…networks and support each other’s progress. Each month, families log into their online journals to enter information about income and savings, health, education and skills, housing, leadership, and connections. After…

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