Helping Communities Work

Helping Communities Work is a social purpose collaborative formed to support the growth and expansion of the Encore Opportunity Zone Fellowship, which is being hosted by the Center for Social Change (C4SC), a nonprofit shared space located in Miami, Florida. C4SC harnesses the socioeconomic power of nonprofit organizations and, through the Fellowship, provides a series of diverse and comprehensive social impact solutions  to the national opportunity zone enterprise. 

We utilize FDIC-insured large bank deposits as catalytic capital to cultivate a fertile landscape for small business lending, place-based impact investing and foreign direct investment in opportunity zones and other distressed areas across the United States. We support the growth and sustainability of the nonprofit shared space community through a series of strategies designed to serve low-and-moderate-income individuals and communities.

Helping Communities Work advances Reciprocal Entrepreneurship", a place-based strategy designed to integrate the vision, innovation and action of business and social entrepreneurs for mutual benefit. We break down the silos that challenge social change. We facilitate collaborations among cross-sector opportunity zone stakeholders who may not ordinarily communicate yet often share interrelated socioeconomic goals and objectives.