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.

Social Media for Small Biz | A two-day workshop hosted by Kat Gardiner

Social Media for Small Biz

A two-day workshop hosted by Kat Gardiner


Do know what a “hashtag” is? Do you know the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Profile? Do you know why businesses are flocking to SnapChat? Do you tweet? This month R.I.S.E. Financial Pathways will be hosting a FREE powerful two-day Saturday workshop facilitated by Kat Gardiner, Marketing & Creative Director at Disney, to introduce entrepreneurs to social media for their business. If you’re not using social media for your business, you’re throwing away dollars. This workshop will show how to get started.

October 17th & 24 // 11 am – 1 pm

Seating is limited, so please only RSVP if you’re sure you can make it to the workshops.

Last day to RSVP, Thursday, October 15th.

What You’ll Need

Bring pad, paper, (if you have a tablet or smart phone, bring that too!) and an open mind.This workshop is best suited for entrepreneurs who have some familiarity withFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and ideally, are already utilizing them for their business. If you haven’t already, it is highly encouraged that you begin familiarizing yourself with these platforms beforehand – as there may be some terms and concepts that to you have yet to be introduced. We promise, this will be fun and very informative!

Workshop Agenda

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Value proposition of Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter: deciding what type of content should live on which platform
  • When & How to post: creating a posting strategy to get as many impressions as impossible
  • Creating content for each platform: how to engage followers on each platform
  • Growing your list: incentivizing people to become followers
  • Case studies of best practices
  • Influencer programs

Our Micro-Biz Snapshot Infographic


Please click the image above to view the interactive infographic.

Women C.E.O.’s | Making a Difference in Southern California Hospitals | The Photos

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Women CEO’s: Making a Difference in Southern California Hospitals


“Women CEO’s: Making a Difference in Southern California Hospitals”

Dear R.I.S.E. Financial Pathways Partners and Friends,

It is with excitement and enthusiasm that we introduce to you our inaugural event,

“Women CEO’s:  Making a Difference in Southern California Hospitals”!

We will honor and salute:

Dr. Margaret R. Peterson, PHD, RN, CEO, Dignity Health-California Hospital Medical Center

Downtown Los Angeles

Dr. Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

Alice Cheng, President and CEO, Beverly Hospital

Montebello, CA

Linda Bradley, JD, CEO, Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Inglewood, CA


These powerful women will discuss their vision for healthcare delivery in Southern California, one of the most complex delivery systems in the world.  Val Zavala of KCET will serve as moderator for this unique program.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and Staff, please join us at this event by becoming a Sponsor!  We are certain that you will both gain new knowledge about the healthcare system that we are all connected to, and enjoy the opportunity to meet these amazing women.  For your review, I have attached the formal invitation letter, sponsorship levels and reservation form.  Please share this information with your colleagues, business associates and friends, we want to sell out!

We hope you will join us at this landmark event, and look forward to speaking with you soon, we will follow-up with a phone call!

With Best Regards,

Forescee Hogan-Rowles

Please review the attachments below:

Hospital CEO Sponsor Event Form June 2015

Healthcare Reservation Form July 2015

Hospital CEO Event Highlights June 2015

Planet 100: Empowering Women With Design and Micro Enterprise



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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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