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  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse and HarborOne Bank Launch New Video Series Called “Stories of Hope”

    Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) and HarborOne Bank announce that they are partnering in the debut of a new video series called “Stories of Hope: Resiliency in Communities of Color.” The series interviews minority entrepreneurs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who are being resourceful and creative and are thriving amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
    Cohosts for “Stories of Hope” are Claudia Cardozo, Community Development Manager for HarborOne Bank, and Jessica Vega, Pawtucket/Central Falls Program Director for SEG. New episodes for the series are posted every other week on Thursdays at http://bit.ly/STORIESOFHOPE.
    Recent guests on the program include Dr. Candida Castillo, owner and founder of the Aesthetic Dental Studio of Rhode Island, and George L. Ortiz, Jr., co-founder of The Elisha Project. Upcoming guests include Prosper Ishimwe, author of Neither Tutsi, nor Hutu: A Rwandan Memoir, and Marisol Camilo, radio host and founder of Runway for Mom. Selected interviews in the series will be available in both English and Spanish.
    “We’re excited about working with HarborOne Bank to help share real-life stories from local community members,” said Jessica Vega of SEG. "Stories of Hope is an important new platform where Black and Brown business owners can share their achievements and innovations.”
    “It’s a pleasure working with Jessica Vega and the SEG team to learn about the personal journeys of resilient, hardworking entrepreneurs in Black and Brown communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,” said Claudia Cardozo of HarborOne Bank. “They inspire us with their determination to succeed.”

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