transformative community development
The rebirth of the Flatbush Caton Market, de facto gateway to Brooklyn’s Caribbean community, is 10 years in the making. Learn about our plan to convert this classic public market into the destination for all things Caribbean – food, fashion, beauty, culture, and conviviality – in the heart of Brooklyn.
Underserved neighborhoods in Oakland have struggled to attract high quality food retail options for decades. In the midst of a real estate speculation boom, see how Urbane, Hope Collaborative, a group of pioneering liquor store owners plan to change the healthy food landscape in East and West Oakland...
Access to capital for small businesses in underserved communities has always been a challenge. Opportunity Finance Network brought together 25 of the nation's leading community development financial institutions for a 4 month lending boot camp - with Urbane as the drill sergeant!