Latino Economic Development Center

Latino Economic Development Center Stable housing, thriving businesses, strong communities. The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) equips Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, MD, VA, and Puerto Rico with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities.
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Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Mission: The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) equips Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, MD, VA, and Puerto Rico with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, join with their neighbors to keep their rental housing affordable, and start or expand small businesses.

Online services available

11/11/2020

The holidays are quickly approaching. If you're looking for unique gift ideas, check out our Small Business Directory! With our power search feature, we’re making it easy to shop small this holiday season.

> http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

#LEDCSmallBiz #ShopMinorityBiz #ShopLocal #ShopSmallBiz

La ley de control de rentas ha ayudado a muchas familias a permanecer en DC. Nuestra organizadora de inquilinos, Veronic...
11/10/2020
Piden cambios a la ley de renta en DC

La ley de control de rentas ha ayudado a muchas familias a permanecer en DC. Nuestra organizadora de inquilinos, Veronica Mosqueda, habló con Telemundo 44 sobre porque necesitamos expandir y fortalecer esta ley.
#ReclaimRentControl

La ley de control de rentas en Washington se vence este año Y mientras se espera que la legislación sea reanudada por el concejo de DC, agrupaciones y residentes quieren que eso se de con cambios. Te explicamos de qué se trata

LEDC is proud to be one of the organizations deploying these much-needed funds to restaurants and bars in DC. "Mapped: T...
11/05/2020
Map: DC Restaurants That Got Grants To Winterize Their Outdoor Setups | DCist

LEDC is proud to be one of the organizations deploying these much-needed funds to restaurants and bars in DC.

"Mapped: The 428 D.C. Restaurants And Bars Getting Grants To Winterize Outdoor Dining"

#smallbiz #foodbiz #dc

Restaurants are bracing for a tough winter when diners may be less likely to want to go out to eat with cold temperatures.

CDFIs are critical to closing the racial wealth gap in America. Join LEDC's Executive Director & CEO Marla Bilonick and ...
11/05/2020

CDFIs are critical to closing the racial wealth gap in America. Join LEDC's Executive Director & CEO Marla Bilonick and a panel of experts next Tuesday, November 10, for a session on "The Fight for Racial Justice in America: Addressing Disinvestment and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap."

"This bold conversation will explore how the work of CDFIs can help undo the legacy of injustice and close wealth gaps for Black, Latino, Indigenous, and all communities of color."

#OFNConf #FinanceJustice https://conference2020.ofn.org

November 8 is the start of the 2020 DMV Black Restaurant Week!  Take a break from the election and indulge in delicious ...
11/05/2020

November 8 is the start of the 2020 DMV Black Restaurant Week!

Take a break from the election and indulge in delicious food made by Black-owned food & beverage businesses.

Visit DMV Black Restaurant Week #dmvbrw for the full list of participating businesses: https://bit.ly/2TVThJR

11/04/2020
LEDC Small Business Directory

In the midst of a global pandemic, we’ve made it our mission to support small businesses. Now, thanks to our new Small Business Directory, you can access tons of awesome women- and minority-owned businesses in your area! Check it out at http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

Empowered Women International
11/04/2020

Empowered Women International

🧐 What you need to know before starting your small business.

🧭 In collaboration with @gwhcc_dc , this 🆓 4-part webinar series is a road-map designed for aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Register for Free: https://www.ledcmetro.org/ewi_businessonpurpose_fall2020_part2

PART II: Plan your work. Work your plan.

Now that you have determined that you are ready to start a business, it’s time to strategize.

In part two of the Creating your Business on Purpose webinar series you’ll:

⭐Learn how an evolving planning process can help you make key decision
⭐Discover how to convert a vague idea into a plan
⭐Begin to create an action plan to start your business

Register for Free: https://www.ledcmetro.org/ewi_businessonpurpose_fall2020_part2

#empoweredwomen #entrepreneurlife #startup #smallbusiness

We need YOUR help. If you support expanding and strengthening DC's rent control laws, please sign up to testify for bett...
11/04/2020

We need YOUR help. If you support expanding and strengthening DC's rent control laws, please sign up to testify for better rent control on Nov. 9. DC's immigrant communities need you. Tell the Council WE MUST protect Black and brown residents.

Sign up to testify by emailing [email protected] or calling (202)724-8198.

If you need guidance, click here: https://cutt.ly/RRC-Nov2020-hearing.

IT'S ELECTION DAY! Make your voice heard and GO #VOTE! Haven't registered to vote? In DC and MD, you can register and vo...
11/03/2020
Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org

IT'S ELECTION DAY! Make your voice heard and GO #VOTE!

Haven't registered to vote? In DC and MD, you can register and vote TODAY.

Register to vote. Check your registration status. Get your absentee ballot. Fast, free, easy, secure, nonpartisan.

One key to running a successful small business is creating a winning product mix. Join this FREE webinar where we'll div...
11/02/2020

One key to running a successful small business is creating a winning product mix. Join this FREE webinar where we'll dive into what products you should consider putting in your lineup, why you should consider them, and how to sell them to your customers.

🗓 November 12, 2020, at 1pm
➡️ http://bit.ly/LEDC_presenting_a_winning_product_mix

#Smallbiz #SmallBusiness #FreeWorkshop

“Small businesses need a new round of loans and aid from the government to keep employees working as the pandemic contin...
11/02/2020
Small Businesses Need More Aid to Keep Employees, SBA Chief Says

“Small businesses need a new round of loans and aid from the government to keep employees working as the pandemic continues to spread, the head of the Small Business Administration said Tuesday.” #smallbiz #ppp (via Washington Post)

Small businesses need a new round of loans and aid from the government to keep employees working as the pandemic continues to spread, the head of the Small Business Administration said Tuesday.

11/01/2020

There are so many great minority-owned small businesses in your area. Thanks to our new Small Business Directory, discovering them is easier than ever!

Check it out > http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz.

#LEDCSmallBiz #ShopMinorityBiz #ShopLocal #ShopSmallBiz

10/30/2020

Need weekend dinner plans🍽️?

Browse our Small Business Directory to discover restaurants near you.

Whatever you're looking for—Arepas, brick-oven pizzas🍕, pollo guisado🍗—we've got your covered.

>> http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

Do you have a business in Baltimore that has been affected by COVID-19?With the Brooklyn Park Project we can help you by...
10/29/2020

Do you have a business in Baltimore that has been affected by COVID-19?

With the Brooklyn Park Project we can help you by proving technical assistance in the following areas:

✔️ Financial Management
✔️ Marketing
✔️ Adapting your business to the effects caused by COVID-19
✔️ Assistance maximizing your online presence

To learn more you can contact us at:

☎️ (667) 401-3211
✉️ [email protected]

Or you can request to participate in this program using our business advice application form 👉 https://pipedrivewebforms.com/form/3f09864a849afd147294d503a367c15690399

10/29/2020

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. That’s why we launched the LEDC Small Business Directory! Check it out to help support minority-owned small businesses in your area! >>http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

#LEDCSmallBiz #ShopMinorityBiz #ShopLocal #ShopSmallBiz

10/28/2020

🚨Attention🚨 We just launched our new Small Business Directory! Go check it out at http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz.

#LEDCSmallBiz #ShopMinorityBiz #ShopLocal #ShopSmallBiz

“The number of Latina women in the labor force dropped by 2.7% between August and September, compared with a drop of 1.2...
10/28/2020
'My Family Needs Me': Latinas Drop Out Of Workforce At Alarming Rates

“The number of Latina women in the labor force dropped by 2.7% between August and September, compared with a drop of 1.2% among all women.”

(via NPR) #workforce #economy #latinas

Women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. The shift is especially pronounced among Latina women, and that could have lasting effects for the broader economy.

10/27/2020
LEDC Small Business Directory

Interested in shopping small, minority-owned? We’ve got you covered! Check out our new and growing small business directory and discover amazing local businesses.

>> http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

#LEDCSmallBiz #ShopMinorityBiz #ShopLocal #ShopSmallBiz

10/26/2020
Directorio de Pequeños Negocios

¿Ha oído? ¡Lanzamos un Directorio de Pequeños Negocios!

Tómese un tiempo para visitar nuestro Directorio y descubra los mejores negocios, cuyos propietarios son mujeres o minorías, en su vecindario.

Asegúrese de hacer clic en "español" para ver el Directorio completamente en español.

>> http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

10/26/2020
LEDC's Small Business Directory

IT'S HERE!

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our Small Business Directory! Check it out to discover LEDC-supported small- and minority-owned businesses in your area.

>> http://bit.ly/LEDCSmallBiz

#LEDCSmallBiz #ShopMinorityBiz #ShopLocal #ShopSmallBiz

¡Mañana es EL GRAN DÍA!¡Mantente atento! La gran revelación será a las 10am.¿Quieres saberlo antes de eso? Suscríbete a ...
10/25/2020

¡Mañana es EL GRAN DÍA!

¡Mantente atento! La gran revelación será a las 10am.

¿Quieres saberlo antes de eso? Suscríbete a nuestro boletín electrónico, donde haremos el gran anuncio primero.

Suscríbete: http://bit.ly/adelantesignup

Tomorrow's the BIG DAY! Stay tuned for our grand unveiling at 10 am.Want to know before then? Subscribe to our newslette...
10/25/2020

Tomorrow's the BIG DAY!

Stay tuned for our grand unveiling at 10 am.

Want to know before then? Subscribe to our newsletter, where we'll make the big announcement first!

Subscribe: https://bit.ly/adelantesignup

¡Nos estamos acercando a nuestra gran revelación! 10.26.2020
10/24/2020

¡Nos estamos acercando a nuestra gran revelación!

10.26.2020

We're edging closer to our big reveal! 10.26.2020
10/24/2020

We're edging closer to our big reveal!

10.26.2020

Oíste que vamos a lanzar algo especial el lunes. ¿Pero vas a ser el primero en saberlo?Suscríbete a nuestro boletín elec...
10/23/2020

Oíste que vamos a lanzar algo especial el lunes. ¿Pero vas a ser el primero en saberlo?

Suscríbete a nuestro boletín electrónico para la revelación exclusiva: http://bit.ly/adelantesignup

You heard we're launching something special on Monday. But are you going to be the first to know?Sign up for our newslet...
10/23/2020

You heard we're launching something special on Monday. But are you going to be the first to know?

Sign up for our newsletter for the exclusive unveiling: http://bit.ly/adelantesignup

Hemos estado trabajando en algo muy especial. Descubre lo que es el próximo ✨lunes✨.
10/22/2020

Hemos estado trabajando en algo muy especial.

Descubre lo que es el próximo ✨lunes✨.

We’ve been working on something special. Find out what it is next ✨Monday✨.
10/22/2020

We’ve been working on something special.

Find out what it is next ✨Monday✨.

ICYMI: "The Latino Economic Development Center is doing what it can to help Latinx and Black business owners reach their...
10/21/2020
Latino Economic Development Center Cares for D.C. Food Entrepreneurs

ICYMI: "The Latino Economic Development Center is doing what it can to help Latinx and Black business owners reach their full potential despite the setbacks the COVID-19 pandemic has caused."

Read more about the work we're doing to support food businesses in DC ⤵️.

(Via Washington City Paper) #smallbiz #minorityownedbusiness

The Latino Economic Development Center provides free, bilingual trainings in addition to other pro bono services for local food entrepreneurs.

Applications for the 2020-2021 Elevation Awards are OPEN! The DEADLINE is October 30th.The Elevation Awards provide plan...
10/20/2020
Elevation Awards — Baltimore Corps

Applications for the 2020-2021 Elevation Awards are OPEN! The DEADLINE is October 30th.

The Elevation Awards provide planning grants of $10,000 and personalized support to people of color who are Baltimore City residents piloting novel approaches to strengthen Baltimore communities.

The aims of the Elevation Awards are as follows:
-Directly leveraging the assets of communities to pioneer new solutions in social entrepreneurship;
-Elevating leaders of community solutions; and
-Supporting the early-stage pipeline of social entrepreneurs in Baltimore.

At the conclusion of the 11-month grant period, awardees will have the opportunity to showcase their projects to prospective funders.

Learn more and apply: https://bit.ly/3oc8Gnp

cc: Baltimore Corps

The Elevation Awards provide planning grants of $10,000 and personalized support to people of color who are Baltimore City residents piloting novel approaches to strengthen Baltimore communities. The aims of the Elevation Awards are as follows:

Stay alert! The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced there is a phishing scam targeting Paycheck Protection ...
10/19/2020

Stay alert! The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced there is a phishing scam targeting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan borrowers.

If you received an email from sba-attorneys[dot]com stating you were not intended to receive the loan, please mark it as "SPAM" and delete it from your inbox!
#NationalCyberSecurityAwarenessMonth

“The credit score is supposed to eliminate bias. … But factors that are included or excluded in the algorithms used to c...
10/19/2020
Perspective | Credit scores are supposed to be race-neutral. That’s impossible.

“The credit score is supposed to eliminate bias. … But factors that are included or excluded in the algorithms used to create a credit score can have the same effect as lending decisions made by prejudiced White loan officers.”

The legacy of slavery endures, and Blacks must make extraordinary efforts to overcome the discrimination that is often hidden in policies or, in the case of credit scoring, products that purport to be race-neutral.

“[A]ccording to a report from Georgetown University, some landlords are using eviction notices to pressure tenants to pa...
10/16/2020
What Happens When The Eviction Moratoriums End? - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

“[A]ccording to a report from Georgetown University, some landlords are using eviction notices to pressure tenants to pay rent. The report finds that once a tenant is given an eviction notice, a cycle of eviction and housing instability ensues.” via The Kojo Nnamdi Show & WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

#eviction #evictionmoratorium #dc #housingcrisis

D.C.’s emergency order put a halt to evictions, but that hasn’t prevented landlords from using the threat of evictions to collect rent.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Working families deserve to live in affordable homes and own successful small businesses -- but too many are unable to turn these dreams into reality. The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) equips Latinos and other D.C.-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in our programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, take control of decisions affecting their apartment buildings, and start or expand small businesses. The entire D.C. area is stronger when all families have the power to achieve financial independence and join with their neighbors to improve their quality of life.

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