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  • Wacif Announces Search for Next Executive Director

    Wacif Announces Search for Next Executive Director  Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2015)—Wacif is excited to announce the launch of our search for a new Executive Director.  As we announced in June, Tim Flanagan will be stepping down as Wacif’s Executive Director to relocate with his family to Pennsylvania in early 2016.  We are grateful for […]

  • Chinese Delegation visits Wacif

    Chinese Delegation visits Wacif  Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014)—Recently a group of professionals from China visited Wacif staff and offices to discuss best practices for supporting small business and entrepreneurship. The delegation consisted of 15 private sector and local government economic development specialists interested in micro-lending practices in the United States. The delegation was studying […]

  • Wacif borrower invited to speak to US Senate

    Wacif borrower invited to speak to US Senate  Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014)—Veronica O. Davis spoke to members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in July during a hearing on “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Understanding Successes, Addressing Persistent Challenges, and Identifying New Opportunities”. Veronica, of Nspiregreen LLC, spoke about her and co-owner Chanceé […]

  • Wacif Invited to Speak at Congresswoman’s Event

    Wacif Invited to Speak at Congresswoman’s Event  Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2014)—Wacif Executive Director Timothy Flanagan and small business client Chancée Lundy were invited to join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s small business fair. They discussed obstacles faced by small business owners when accessing capital and the solutions Wacif offers them and how it impacts the […]

  • Wacif client named Small Business of the Year

    Wacif client named Small Business of the Year  Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2014)—Co-owners of Nspiregreen, Chanceé Lundy (L) and Veronica Davis (R) address the crowd Small business owners and Wacif client, Chanceé Lundy and Veronica Davis were honored at the 4th Annual Great Streets Honors. For their local success and dedication to the community the […]

  • Wacif and Wells Fargo launch online video

    Wacif and Wells Fargo launch online video Washington, D.C. (January 1, 2014)—What began as a radio ad grew into something much bigger Last summer Wacif was approached by Wells Fargo, our long-time partner and largest investor to record a local radio ad to highlight the shared vision of our two organizations and local impact within […]

  • Small-Business Owners Need More Than Just Money: WACIF Is a Resource

    Small-Business Owners Need More Than Just Money: WACIF Is a Resource By Timothy Flanagan Executive Director The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. On Capitol Hill, just south of the H Street, NE, corridor in Washington, DC, Yvonne Stewart-Delancey and James Smith had the dream of opening a childcare center for infants. The neighborhood was […]

  • Mayor proclaims “Wacif Day” in Washington, D.C.

    Mayor proclaims “Wacif Day” in Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty officially signed a proclamation declaring November 10, 2007 as “Washington Area Community Investment Fund Day” in the District of Columbia in celebration of Wacif’s 20th anniversary. Wacif was acknowledged for its 20 years of service to the community and for being one of the first […]

  • Wacif receives Maryland Commitment to Excellence Award

    Wacif receives Maryland Commitment to Excellence Award Wacif was recognized by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development with the 2006 Maryland Commitment to Excellence Award, Small Business Development Category for its successful management of the Business Community Empowerment Program in Prince George’s County, MD. The award was presented at the Governor’s Workforce Housing Conference […]

  • City First Bank of DC presents Wacif the Baptist Community Development Award

    City First Bank of DC presents Wacif the Baptist Community Development Award Wacif was recognized by City First Bank of DC for its work demonstrating extraordinary impact, innovation, and a commitment to community development in Washington, D.C.’s neighborhoods. The Baptist Award honors Debbi Hurd Baptist, City First Bank’s founding President, who dedicated her life’s work […]