Helping Communities Work is a national service and community banking collaborative formed to align and advance nonprofit capacity-building, sustainable development and community reinvestment. Our objective is to help achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) by cultivating a fertile landscape for small business lending, place-based impact investing and foreign direct investment in opportunity zones. The SDG's, which were adopted in 2015 by all Member States of the United Nations, incorporate 169 social, economic and environmental targets while promoting racial equity, peace and justice. https://sdgs.un.org/goals
National service is a proven catalyst for human capital development and inter-generational solidarity through its history of successful strategic and tactical initiatives. We harness the power of younger and older change-makers to collaborate, bridge divides and help to solve the critical global problems referenced in the SDG's.
Our alliance with a coalition of real estate developers, investors, asset managers and related services companies can broaden the socioeconomic scope and value propositions of CRA compliance strategies and community benefits agreements. Our technology platform leverages big data and machine learning to expand on the ESG investment thesis and measure the societal impact value of the SDG's on low-and-moderate-income individuals and communities.