2014 - Save the Date

Available until 7/14/14

Get excited about AnewAmerica's Annual Microbusiness Celebration. On August 14, 2014, we'll be honoring our entrepreneurs and taking a look back at our accomplishments over the past year.

Buy tickets or find out more about the event below.

New Kiva Loans!
Lourdes & Claudia
Sweet Thoughts Bakery
Richmond, CA
Lourdes and Claudia each have 20 years of experience in the food industry. They started their business last fall in hopes of becoming independent from their full-time jobs. The bakery has been gaining popularity for the past few months, but Lourdes and Claudia can't keep up with the demand. They are trying to secure a $4000 loan to purchase much needed equipment. 
Sweet Thoughts Bakery is raising funds through Kiva Zip. However, as a new business, they need backing from 15 lenders by June 5th (that's in 3 days!!!) so that they can go public with their campaign. Give as little as $5 and help these ladies expand their business.
AnewAmerica's ORR Grantees completing business training.

Join us in congratulating our partners at the Afghan Coalition and the Ethiopian Community and Cultural Center for finishing up their first 8 week business training course.
Afghan Coalition Business Cohort, April-May 2014
Ethiopian Community & Cultural Center Business Cohort, April - May 2014

2014 - Celebrate Women's Month with AnewAmerica!

Celebrate Women's month with AnewAmerica!
Did you know? 62% of AnewAmerica clients are women
 Support our women.
Support Gloria through Kiva ZIP
Gloria Ramirez of "Gloria's Tailoring" graduated AnewAmerica's small business incubator program last November. Her small tailoring shop in Concord, CA offers tailoring and alterations services. Gloria is now fundraising for a $5,000 Kiva Zip loan to buy an embroidery machine. She expects her revenue to triple after her first year of offering this in-demand service. The Kiva Zip program allows individuals throughout the world to contribute to her loan in amounts ranging from $5 to $500, which will be matched by an anonymous donor for a limited time. Please consider making a small returnable loan to Gloria today here!
Don't stop with Gloria, donate to AnewAmerica and help women all over the Bay Area start or grow their businesses in a sustainable way.
Business classes start April for Concord, Richmond and Oakland. 
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details!



2013 - Join Us at AnewAmerica's Graduation!

Join us at AnewAmerica's Graduation!
Date & Time
Monday, November 11th, 6pm

Holy Names University 
Valley Center for Performing Arts 
3500 Mountain Blvd Oakland, CA 94619 

On Monday, November 11, 2013, our latest group of AnewAmerica clients will graduate from our Business Planning Course. The graduation ceremony will recognize the culmination of many hours of training, education, and preparation by our dedicated students as they work to launch their dream businesses and move themselves and their families toward economic self-sufficiency.
The commencement ceremony will begin at 6pm and will be followed by a reception for all the graduates, friends, family and guests, complete with cuisine prepared by AnewAmerica clients. The location is Holy Names University's Valley Center for Performing Arts (the university theater), 3500 Mountain Boulevard in Oakland.
Please join us in celebrating our graduates' hard work and achievements! And check out our pictures from our 2012 pictures here!RSVP by contacting Gladys Castro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (510) 540-7785 x309.
Help others make their dreams a reality!
Please consider making a donation to AnewAmerica today!



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