Resiliency and Progress: Corporate Social Responsibility in 2020

June 21, 2021 – We appreciate MUFG for highlighting our work in their 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility report: Resiliency and Progress. MUFG engagement with the IRC-CEO began in 2019, when MUFG donated $110,000 to amplify the center’s impact in promoting upward economic mobility for low-income refugee and immigrant families. Working together, we can promote financial …

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CEO Receives $1.7 Million from U.S. Treasury to Support Economic Relief in Communities Affected by COVID-19

June 15, 2021 – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs). IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity received $1.7 million to be used in our lending programs across the country. The awards were announced today by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White …

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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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