From Napa Valley Register: $1 Million Project Aims to Smooth Path to Citizenship

July 20, 2013 6:00 pm  •  Howard Yune  • A new team effort among Napa County community groups aims to remove the roadblocks standing between thousands of immigrants and U.S. citizenship, beginning by month’s end. With funding from the Napa Valley Community Foundation, a group of local nonprofits is preparing to offer services to legal permanent residents…

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Tackling big problems together

When the economy faltered and the housing bubble burst, we brought 35 donors together to create a program for local families at risk of losing their homes. So far, more than 1,200 households have benefited from bilingual foreclosure education workshops, personalized financial assessments, and re-housing services—all free of charge.  Our funding ($365,000 over 5 years)…

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Supporting innovative partnerships

When a group of nonprofits wanted to launch a public-private initiative to connect low-income households without bank accounts to affordable, mainstream financial services, we engaged 36 donors to help. In Napa County, it’s estimated that more than 2,000 households are “unbanked,” which means they use expensive check-cashing or pay-day lending services that can cost each…

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