At La Fuerza CDC, our mission is to promote sustainable economic growth in Long Island by providing minority and women owned enterprises access to capital, business development services and other tools which will create jobs, community wealth and long-term prosperity.
Promover la sostenibilidad del desarrollo economico en Long Island a traves del acceso a capital que se ofrece a los negocios controlados por minorias y mujeres. Tambien se busca fortalecer el desarrollo empresarial y otros medios que ayuden a la creacion de empleos, crecimiento comunitario y prosperidad a largo plazo.
LA FUERZA - WHO WE ARE
La Fuerza Community Development Corporation is dedicated to promote
community development by providing economic growth opportunities to
low-income, minority and women owned enterprises. We focus on low-income
minority neighborhoods where the barriers of language, culture, and
conventional lending have hindered the growth of small businesses.
Through our programs of business education, development services as well
as access to capital and ongoing support, we can increase the creation
of stable and vibrant communities.
Founded and Incorporated in 2001, La Fuerza CDC is certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
Giovana Bracchi, Executive Director
Christopher Lippolt, Marketing Director
Leah Nadelman, Director of Portfolio Management & Compliance
Lorena Duran, Bi-Lingual Program Officer
Cheryl Rhoda, Outreach Expert
Board of Directors
Tom Costello, Chairman of the Board,
CFO-Universal Services Group, LTD
Michael Butkewicz, Vice-Chair, Museum Supervisor-County of Nassau
Patricia Kilawa, Treasurer, Vice President Business Development-Capital One Bank
Margaret Lynch, Secretary, Manager-CRS ProHealth
Marty Schanckner, Board Member, CPA
Kathy Farahan, Board Member, President-A4 Investments LLC