IRC + CEO Credit Outcomes Report

March 3, 2021 – Highlights from our Credit Outcomes Report with IRC, highlighting the success of our integrated financial capability program. You can view the visual version of the report below. If you would like to read the whole report, you will find it here. Previous Next

IRC-CEO Podcast

Feb. 19, 2021 – Jon Vosper interviews Director Kasra Movahedi and Operations Coordinator Zachary Bezold to learn more about CEO’s effectiveness at helping clients meet their financial goals, and how CEO reacted to put clients first when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

How the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity Is Making Finance More Inclusive

Feb. 5, 2021 – One of our investors, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, shared some of their insights on the why IRC-CEO is so effective.  “CEO’s loans fill gaps in financial inclusion while also providing new Americans with financial coaching and other opportunities to develop money management skills.” Read the full blog here.

IRC CEO Credit Outcomes Report

Dec. 22, 2020 – A longitudinal analysis of credit scores for clients participating in IRC and CEO’s integrated financial capability program model. While more research is needed, the analysis presented offers an encouraging assessment of thepotential in IRC and CEO’s blended model of financial capability programming. Further, it lays thegroundwork for other stakeholders to deepen …

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WES Mariam Assefa Fund Announces First Impact Investments Totaling $750,000 to Support the Success of Immigrant and Refugee Workers

Dec. 15, 2020 – “…The second investment, of $250,000, supports the RIN-CEO Social Impact Fund. Operated by Refugee Investment Network (RIN) and the International Rescue Committee’s Center for Economic Opportunity (IRC-CEO), the Social Impact Fund provides loans to immigrants, refugees, and others who lack access to traditional forms of financing. The WES Mariam Assefa Fund invested alongside five other impact-oriented …

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RIN-CEO Social Impact Fund Closes $1.5M Raise to Support Financial Inclusion for Refugees Across the U.S.

Dec. 8, 2020 -The SIF was launched as a partnership between the International Rescue Committee’s Center for Economic Opportunity (IRC-CEO) and the Refugee Investment Network (RIN) to offer impact investors a unique opportunity to secure a concessional rate of return while directly supporting financial inclusion for hundreds of refugees across the United States. Working as an intermediary and expert …

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Ajwara finds financial freedom four years after resettlement

Nov. 18, 2020 – Story pulled from IRC Baltimore – read it here. By Trieuvan Nguyen, financial coach and job readiness training specialist  In January 2020, the IRC in Baltimore reached out to several clients who might benefit from participation in a newly launched financial capabilities program. Ajwara Didumo, a former refugee who worked as a child development officer …

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