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Nora Bloch to participate in the Center for Community Investment’s Fulcrum Fellowship

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Jessica Brooks  Boston Community Capital  jbrooks@bostoncommunitycapital.org 617-427-3640

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Kate Dykgraaf  Director of Operations, Center for Community Investment kdykgraaf@centerforcommunityinvestment.org (202) 774-1148                                  


Nora Bloch to participate in the Center for Community Investment’s Fulcrum Fellowship

Senior Loan Officer at Boston Community Capital to focus on racial equity in lending

BOSTON – Nora Bloch, a senior loan officer with Boston Community Capital (BCC), has been selected by the Center for Community Investment as one of 12 Fulcrum Fellows to participate in the inaugural class of its leadership development program for rising executives. 

As part of BCC’s mission to address the needs of low-income communities, Bloch currently develops and implements loan products to meet evolving community needs, including community facilities, commercial economic development projects, healthy food financing, and affordable housing. During the 15-month program, Bloch will focus on developing strategies to add a racial equity lens to the implementation of BCC’s five-year plan to double both the size of the Boston Community Loan Fund portfolio and its impact.

The Center’s Fulcrum Fellowship, designed for rising executives in the fields of population health, climate resilience, community development, urban planning and community investment, aims to advance fellows’ work to help disinvested communities achieve their environmental, social and economic priorities.

“Our first cohort of Fulcrum Fellows is a dynamic group of leaders ready to scale efforts to make positive differences in the lives of the people in their communities” said Robin Hacke, Executive Director of the Center. “The challenges and proposed solutions they shared with us during the application process were very impressive. I am confident that with the support of this fellowship, they will begin to make strides to advance equity, health, and well-being in their respective communities.” 

The Fellowship provides opportunities for participants to build skills in leadership and collaboration, broaden their vision, strengthen their networks, and sharpen their ability to advance strategies that overcome barriers to investment to help make communities healthier. Bloch will participate in five quarterly in-person, multi-day seminars, and receive coaching, as well as technical and peer support.

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 Nora Bloch, Senior Loan Officer

About the Center for Community Investment

The Center for Community Investment helps disadvantaged communities harness investment to achieve their economic, social and environmental priorities. Through a combination of technical assistance, leadership development, dissemination of research and lessons learned and the creation of a robust peer network, the Center builds the capacity of local partnerships to define priorities and guide capital toward those priorities. For more information, contact Kate Dykgraaf at kdykgraaf@centerforcommunityinvestment.org or visit http://centerforcommunityinvestment.org/

 

About Boston Community Capital

Boston Community Capital (BCC) is a fully self-sustaining, national, nonprofit organization that has invested over $1.5 billion (and leveraged another $7 billion) to finance community facilities, solar energy installations, affordable housing, good jobs, foreclosure relief, utility benchmarking and new opportunities in low-income communities. Among many initiatives, BCC and its affiliates have financed over 20,000 affordable homes, child care facilities and schools serving nearly 30,000 children, businesses creating over 4,000 jobs, and over $140 million in residential mortgages.  The organization is headquartered in Boston. To learn more about BCC visit www.bostoncommunitycapital.org or follow us on Twitter @BoCoCapital.