Q&A with Esperanza Pallana, the New Member of NCCLF’s Strategic Initiatives Team

Our Strategic Initiatives team supports NCCLF in developing and supporting community development initiatives that increase our impact and support the low-income communities we serve.  In August 2016 we welcomed Esperanza Pallana, who supports our efforts in increasing access to healthy foods throughout California.  Esperanza comes to NCCLF with over 15 years in food systems, environmental health, and public health advocacy work.  Learn about a more about Esperanza below.

Clovis Culinary Center Opening in Late 2016 to Support Food Entrepreneurship

Despite being in the country’s most productive agricultural region, communities in the San Joaquin Valley experience very high rates of poverty and unemployment and too often lack access to healthy foods. Though small-scale food entrepreneurship is rare in the area, those who are trying to start or expand a business face difficulty in complying with State

10/17 Workshop – Commercial Leasing Strategies: Getting to Yes

Looking to lease new space or renew your lease?  Not sure how to approach the landlord?  What’s in the fine print of my 15 page lease? In the Bay Area’s escalating real estate market, nonprofits are facing large rent increases.  Yet nonprofits are still finding ways to lease space in the communities they serve.  NCCLF will share examples of nonprofits that have successfully negotiated leases that fit their budgets and location considerations.