Meet Mama Faye: Founder, Owner, CEO of Boutique, Taaru Majeure

A Small Business Story Taaru means beauty and elegance in the native language of Wolof Sénégal . When Mama Faye first opened Taary Majeure, her mission was to uplift women with luxurious skincare and formulas suitable for all skin types and skin tones. But, when the pandemic hit, she knew her customers had different needs.…

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Proud to Partner with Housing Visions for Affordable Housing in New York State

Thirty-one years ago, a group of dedicated parishioners set out to revitalize the east side of Syracuse, New York. They noticed that properties in their area were falling victim to negligence and became determined to change that. Soon enough, the loyal citizens-turned-community developers revitalized the east side of Syracuse and founded Housing Visions; a nonprofit…

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Reflections from Our First Wakanda Celebration

Mount Vernon, New York // September 4, 2021 “We were honored to be included in the vibrant experience of African culture that was the Wakanda Celebration. It was a very festive day in Mount Vernon!” – Teresa Jankovic, Interim CEO Earlier this month, we had the privilege – followed by a warm and generous welcome…

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Join Us at the Wakanda Celebration in Mount Vernon!

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August 25, 2021 Since immigrating to the United States from Tanzania in 1987, Rose Luangisa has made it her mission to spread the beauty and richness of African culture across the country while simultaneously supporting African artisans. Rose founded Luangisa Art Gallery in Mount Vernon to showcase African cultural artifacts. And, as a way to…

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Joe Prioritizes His Employees: Homespun Foods Café, Beacon, New York

Inspired by his experience as a wine director at the upscale Mediterranean restaurant il Buco, Joe Robitaille, the new owner of Homespun Foods, was determined to open up a business that encapsulated his eight years as a sommelier in New York City. So, on the heels of the pandemic, Joe purchased Beacon’s beloved Homespun Foods…

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Community Capital New York Awarded Highest CDFI Rapid Response Program Grant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2021 Contact: Julie Fahnestock, Director of Marketing & Communications Community Capital New York Community Capital New York Awarded Highest CDFI Rapid Response Program Grant (Elmsford, New York) Community Capital New York, a nonprofit lender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is proud to announce that they have been awarded $1,826,265…

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