Celebrating 20 Years

Reach. Invest. Succeed. Earn. (RISE) Financial Pathways is a non-profit organization offering comprehensive and innovative ways to build wealth for historically underserved residents and small business owners. We serve low-moderate income communities throughout L.A. County.

Since 1992

The organization provides commercial lending opportunities – including micro loans, peer lending, and small business loans – along with business training, asset development programs, and banking programs. RISE has served nearly 100,000 low income clients since its inception in 1992.

RISE Unveiling & Economic Forecast

Taste of MicroenterpriseOctober 17th, 2013
Come join us for food, the unveiling of our new name and an economic forecast.

South LA Economic Forecast – 2014

SoLA Economic Forecast

Last month the organization released a comprehensive report and analysis of South Los Angeles. The document, authored by RISE Financial Pathways‘ President & CEO, Forescee Hogan-Rowles, takes an in depth look at the state of South Los Angeles along with some shocking and powerful statistics.

Click the image below to read the electronic copy for free.

South LA Economic Forecast - 2014

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Social Media, Explained – February 17th


Food Handlers Card Training & Certificate – January 18th


A Big THANK YOU to Our Participants/Vendors!

The team at RISE Financial Pathways would like to give thanks to our following participants/vendors who made our Unveiling a successful event:


Beyond Salt & Pepper Catering
Lynn Williams
Phone Number: 213.712.9463
Email: BYSPCatering@yahoo.com

Chino’s Dogs
Hoang Pham “Chino”
Phone Number: 626.435.7505

Erin’s Lunchbox
Phone Number: 213.910.0092
Email: erinslunchbox@gmail.com

Mama’s Hot Tamales Café
Phone number: 213.487.7474
Website: www.mamastamales.com
Email: manager-ile@mamastamales.com   

Mamita’s Delights
Claudia Lopez
Phone Number: 818.554.3987
Website: www.mamitasdelights.com
Email: clopez@mamitasdelights.com  

Morgan Bailey Premium Coffee Company
Daniel O.H. Morgan
Phone Number: 888.527.2708
Website: http://www.morganbaileycoffee.com

Tasty Mama’s
Sharine Xuan
Phone Number: 626.242.8195
Website: www.tastymamas.com
Email: sharine.xuan@gmail.com

The Chocolate Factory Emporium
Donna Solis
Phone Number: 310.977.5922
Email: dfsdonna@gmail.com

Arturo Avila
Phone Number: 562.313.8918
Email: Aarturus76@yahoo.com


The Unveiling & South L.A. Business and Economic Forecast

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CFRC/RISE partners up with KIVA


We are excited to announce that this month we have officially signed on as a Trustee for Kiva Zip, an online website that enables financially excluded and socially impactful entrepreneurs to access 0% interest loans through crowdfunding. 

The program (also known as the Capital Partners Access Loan Program) targets new and existing Capital Partners participants who have at least completed Level I training and are current on any outstanding loans. Qualified borrowers will have access to an interest-free $5,000 micro-loan. Provided that loans remain in good standing, borrowers would be eligible for over $50,000 in interest-free loans. 

For more information about how to qualify click here or contact hassan@cfrcla.org. 


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RISE strengthens neighborhoods

Its programs have resulted in nearly $14 million in economic activity and the retention and creation of thousands of jobs. The transformative power of RISE’s services – combined with its clients’ enterprise and hard work – improves the financial standing of individuals, launches and sustains small businesses, and generates economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

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