NCCLF Partners with SFJAZZ to Build New Center

San Francisco Jazz (SFJAZZ) is one of the largest performing arts organizations in the Bay Area, sponsoring over 100 performances each year.  SFJAZZ has a dual mission — to explore the full spectrum of jazz, from the music’s origins to its diverse present-day expression, and to educate and inform the public and students through a range of programs…

St. Mary’s Center: Recovery 55

For more than three decades, St. Mary’s Center in Oakland has provided full-service programs that address the needs of extremely low- income seniors, children, and families. The Center offers an array of critical services including a state-licensed preschool for children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford such a program. St. Mary’s focuses…

East Coast – West Coast: A Crossover of Ideas

In order to build upon the existing leadership strengths in our community, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund launched the Flexible Leadership Award (FLA) program in 2005-2006. The FLA recognizes outstanding organizational leadership at selected organizations, and helps them advance their missions and address their most pressing challenges and concerns through a customized leadership…

NCCLF Welcomes New Staff

We are happy to welcome three highly qualified new staff members to our staff team: Teresa Davis joined NCCLF in September as a Consulting Program Analyst. Before joining NCCLF, she worked for the City of Houston’s Housing & Community Development Department. Teresa holds a B.S. in Community Development from Portland State University with an emphasis…

Eric Foley

Eric Foley joined NCCLF’s staff in October 2011, serving as a Loan and Compliance Associate. Prior to his arrival at NCCLF, Eric worked as an Affordable Housing Program Compliance Coordinator with Forest City Residential, where he was responsible for compliance oversight and program monitoring for a Low Income Housing Tax Credit program in downtown Oakland.…

Shobna Dhewant

Shobna Dhewant is a Senior Loan Officer. Prior to joining NCCLF in 2011, Shobna served as the Director of Financial Empowerment Programs at Peninsula Family Service, where she managed a consumer loan portfolio and oversaw  financial services, including individual savings development accounts (IDAs) and financial literacy programs. Prior to Peninsula Family Service, she was a…