The Acceso Sacramento Lending Council (ASLC) seeks to address the accessibility and equity capital gaps for minority small businesses across the Sacramento region. ASLC seeks to serve as an interactive platform of certified and trusted micro and small business loan providers. The Council’s membership is strategically composed to offer traditional and alternative lending solutions. Furthermore, it seeks to adequately identify and address the factors to close these gaps.
The SACHCCF positions diversity and inclusion of Hispanic owned and minority owned businesses as critical drivers for business maturation, and economic and community growth. Our Diversidad Matters program drives economic competitiveness, business readiness, and promotes inclusive growth through the Greater Sacramento region by championing sustainability and supplier diversity. Diversidad Matters encourages and facilitates energy-efficiency and procurement practices in the Sacramento region through education, outreach, networking, marketing, and advocacy. The SACHCC and SACHCCF seeks to increasingly becoming a one-stop resource for information, participation, and platform to promote diversity in business.
Emprende Sacramento is a 10-week program comprised of sessions geared towards early-stage businesses or businesses with revenue under $1 million on core business concepts and practices. Each session guides businesses through important business principles such as market research, budgeting, digital marketing, and financial planning.
Level Up Sacramento
Level Up Sacramento provides all-day sessions to existing businesses that have over $1 million and are seeking to expand or increase their capacity. Experienced professionals help these business owners improve their business plan, conduct feasibility analyses, refine their budgeting and financial plan, and obtain access to capital.
El Future Scholarship Program
The SACHCC and the SACHCCF prioritizes the development of workforce, leadership, and executives for qualified Latinx professionals across the Sacramento region.
El Futuro Scholarship Program since its inception has awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to students and professionals pursuing their education and vocational goals. For the last three years, forty ($1,000) scholarships have been awarded to Hispanic students across the Sacramento region to attend colleges and universities across the United States.
Each year, one applicant, who shows exceptional scholastic, leadership, and community involvement is chosen for receive the Mayor Joe Serna, Jr. Scholarship to complete a graduate degree or leadership program.
Criterion and application guidelines are announced at the end of March.
Sacramento Hispanic Economic Prosperity Report
Hispanics make up Sacramento’s largest and fastest-growing racial and ethnic group, and their economic well-being will propel the long-term economic success of our city. To address the lack of economic data available on the Hispanic community and to establish a baseline to gauge change over time, the SACHCC is dedicated to complete independent, trusted, and actionable research to drive a comprehensive strategy for economic prosperity. Your contribution to our research efforts can help underwrite the first edition of our report: Sacramento Regional Hispanic Economic Report.