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ICA Fund Good Jobs at Confluence Philanthropy forum in New York City.

Dianna Tremblay, ICA Fund Good Jobs Director of Acceleration.
Dianna Tremblay, ICA Fund Good Jobs Director of Acceleration.

Next week, members of the ICA Fund Good Jobs team will be joining funders, investors, and nonprofit leaders from around the country at the 9th Annual Practitioners Forum in New York City. The gathering will focus on fostering a "critical dialogue around investment strategy and the tools available and needed to create positive change in the world."

At the gathering, Director of Acceleration, Dianna Tremblay will join Rodney Foxworth, Amy Chung, Alexandra Aquino-Fike, and Ivy Jack on a panel, titled "Becoming Better Allies: A Workshop Racial Equity and Inclusion".

The panel is designed to create a dialogue about the ways in which capital providers and philanthropists can build better partnerships with companies owned by people of color, and is organized by the NIA Community Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Dianna's panel kicks is Thursday, while the conference kicks off on Monday.

Also at the gathering: Anand Giridharadas, Edgar Villanueva, and ICA Fund Good Jobs friend and former colleague, Nina Robinson.

Find the agenda here and register here.


Join us at the #GPTW4ALL Summit in San Francisco.

Starting today, we'll be at the 2019 Great Place to Work For All Summit in San Francisco. Sean, Ingrid, and Kot will attend the For All summit and join leaders from across the country, from businesses big and small, to talk about how entrepreneurs can make their companies the best places to work for everyone. ICA Fund Good Jobs is a Certified Great Place to Work and we can't wait for the start of this year's summit. If you'd like to join, you can still register.

Obama celebration features ICA Fund Good Jobs companies.


President Barack Obama was in town for the three-day My Brother's Keeper Conference in Oakland. The conference, held at the Scottish Rite Center, was aimed at creating better support systems for boys and young men of color, and was hosted by the Obama Foundation.

ICA Fund Good Jobs CEO, Sean Daniel Murphy and Board member Jose Corona joined many from the ICA Fund God Jobs Community.

What's more, the week's events featured many ICA Fund Good Jobs companies! The conference was catered by Accelerator company Red Door Catering, and featured portfolio companies Red Bay Coffee and Back to the Roots. The branding for the entire conference was crated by long-time advisors and creative partners, Oakland-based 510 Media.


Save the Date for a marketing webinar on April 5th.


Join us and our friends at Small Business Majority and Facebook as we navigate the funding landscape for entrepreneurs using Venturize to finance business growth. On April 5th, together we are hosting a webinar for all small business owners interested in raising capital.

The webinar is titled "Expanding Your Business: Capital to Expand and Expanding Your Reach Using Facebook" and a register link is coming soon. Growing your business also means reaching your intended market so we will provide simple guidelines of how to use Facebook digital marketing content to reach new customers.

The Red Bay Coffee at the company’s roastery and warehouse. (photo courtesy Red Bay Coffee)
The Red Bay Coffee at the company’s roastery and warehouse. (photo courtesy Red Bay Coffee)

Red Bay Coffee celebrates five years!


Congratulations to the Red Bay Coffee team on celebrating their five year anniversary. The Oakland-based coffee roaster and ICA Fund Good Jobs investment company has been serving "beautiful coffee to the people" for half a decade, was recently featured in Sprudge, and has lots of exciting plans in the works.

Find Red Bay and a least two other ICA Fund Good Jobs companies in Bon Appetit's new guide on shopping local in Oakland. The piece, "How to Spend a Big Fat Weekend in Oakland, California", has a great list of amazing black-owned businesses to patronize in our hometown.  

Kristin Richmond inducted to Alameda Co hall of Fame.


Kristin Richmond, is CEO of ICA Fund Good Jobs alumni company, Revolution Foods, which she co-founded in 2006 with Kirsten Tobey. On March 30th, Kristin is being inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame in the "Business & Professions" category. Kristin joins over 200 distinguished women from Alameda County that have been in inducted since 1993!

Our good friends at Amalgamated Bank are hosting an event for women entrepreneurs. Join it here: The event will be a great opportunity for any woman-identifying leader who is using their enterprise to create social change. You can register here.


Remembering aManda Greene.

A community leader and friend passed this month.

aManda Greene's spirit burned bright in the fight for social justice, education reform, and youth empowerment, particularly in the support of young entrepreneurs as Co-Director of @YouthHUBOakland.

aManda was a leader and a friend, and she inspires us to work even harder to create an equitable society. She will be deeply deeply missed.

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