What are CDFIs?

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about CDFIs.   WHAT IS CDFI? Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide access to financial services for local residents and businesses, sharing a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low income communities.   CDFIs can be banks, credit unions, loan funds,…

Get to know our staff: Jen Leybovich

Brooke Solomon, Main Street’s Data & Online Content Manager, interviews Jen Leybovich, Main Street’s Senior Vice President – Strategy & Development.  Prior to joining the organization, Jen completed her M.B.A. at Yale School of Management, where she focused on economic development & social enterprise and was a fellow at Nonprofit Finance Fund in the Lending Division. …

In Honor of Dr. King

On Monday our offices are closed in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dr. King’s birthday is now a national day of service, and we look forward to joining our community in service and remembrance.   Dr. King’s legacy is important and informs our work of creating access to capital and opportunities for communities…

New Year’s Resolution: Monitor Your Credit Score

As we move into 2017, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our small businesses finances and personal finances.  One tool to help you expand your capacity to access capital, grow your business, and achieve more financial success is to build up your credit score.  Luckily, there are some easy-to-access tools to…

Shop Small: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you shop for holiday gifts, consider choosing to #shoplocal for some of your gifts.  Buying local has a big impact on our neighborhoods and communities: More tax revenue, for community services like education, road repair, and more, stays in our communities when you shop local Local nonprofits receive 250% more support from local businesses…