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Meet the people behind Community Development Banking’s investments
JPMorgan Chase Community Development Banking ties financial value to social impact—no matter how complex the project.
That’s why we’re so proud of our work with local community development organizations across the country. These institutions make a tangible difference in people’s lives, whether it’s through affordable homes, job training or other critical community services.
Building on these long-standing relationships, we can empower individuals and help communities thrive, together.
Raza Development Fund
Tom Espinoza, Co-Founder, Raza Development Fund
When a young Tom Espinoza saw his father face employment discrimination, it spurred him to become a force for change in his Phoenix community. Find out how Espinoza went from a determined boy to the leader of the largest Latino Community Development Financial Institution in the country.
Toni Farmer-Thompson, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President and CEO, Foresight Foundation for Economic Equity
Sept. 11, 2001, was a turning point for many Americans, including Toni Farmer-Thompson. That's when she left Wall Street for academia. Then she moved to community development, co-founding Foresight Foundation. Learn more about Foresight and its work to close the racial wealth gap.
Melissa McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, Raza Development Fund
Melissa McDonald’s career path has been long and winding. But her upbringing, human resources work and law education all came together when she joined Raza Development Fund. Follow her journey from law intern to COO.
Anastacia Europa, Chief Operating Officer, Espiritu Schools
Today, NFL YET College Prep Academy sits on a sprawling campus where it helps students become international servant leaders. But the school opened in a different environment amid violence and gang activity in the 1990s. Explore how the NFL and Raza Development Fund helped the school grow.
Kevin Goldsmith, Head of Community Development Tax Credit and Intermediaries Lending
Enterprise Community Partners
Lori Chatman, President, Capital Division, Enterprise Community Partners
After graduating college, Chatman did everything necessary to achieve conventional success, including moving to New York for a job on Wall Street. But she wasn’t happy until she found her calling in community development.
Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Coalition for Responsible Community Development
Mark Wilson has spent his career helping young people. He began as a teacher in South Los Angeles. After the 1992 riots, he knew he needed to switch his focus to the community’s underlying issues: economic and housing inequality.
James Jacobs and Andrew Rodnan, Tenants, Residences on Main
Jacobs and Rodnan have each experienced the instability of homelessness. With the help of the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, they now have a place to call home.
Dyane Pascall, Landlord, Local Rental Owners Collaborative
As a property owner, Pascall takes pride in looking after his tenants and keeping rents affordable—but COVID-19 made that challenging. That is, until South Los Angeles’ Local Rental Owners Collaborative (LROC) stepped in to help.
Vince Toye, Head of Community Development Banking and Agency Lending
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