ICA Fund Good Jobs December 18, 2018 2018 – The Year in Good Jobs Headlines: ICA Fund Good Jobs December 18, 2018 As 2018 wraps up, let’s look back on a busy year for our team and our companies. Here are some highlights from throughout 2018. Click on the text below the images to read the full stories. Featured We released our 2018 impact report. (We think it’s our best one yet). Our most recent piece of big news: we’ve made a new investment in Good Jobs Accelerator company, Onigilly. Our Director of Acceleration, Dianna Tremblay, was selected to the 500 Startups Accelerator Bootcamp Our Director of Regional Strategy and Partnerships, Ingrid Jacobson wrote a terrific piece sharing some “initial reflections on a regional approach” to our work. We partnered with SOCAP, the Social Capital Conference, at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Many of you joined us at Bridging the Bay, our reception at SOCAP 18. Ingrid Jacobson joined a powerhouse panel with Bay Area leaders at the SOCAP Conference. We announced a new partnership with our CDFI friends, Working Solutions and PCV, and with JP Morgan Chase, forming a new investment fund called the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund. Our CEO, Sean Murphy, was named to the 2018 class of 40 Under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times. We were lucky to have two experienced leaders join our Board of Directors, Justina Lai, of Wetherby Asset Management, and Georgette Bhathena of the San Francisco Foundation. We were lucky to have two experienced leaders join our Board of Directors, Justina Lai, of Wetherby Asset Management, and Georgette Bhathena of the San Francisco Foundation. Keba Konte and his Red Bay Coffee, and ICA Fund Good Jobs seed fund company was profiled by the San Jose Mercury News. Our talented high school intern, Claudia Reyes, penned a great piece on her experience working at ICA Fund Good Jobs. Claudia is back for the 2018-2019 school year. Seed Fund Company, Back to the Roots, was featured in a great piece by The San Francisco Chronicle. Back to the Roots also partnered with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Ayesha Curry to showcase healthy eating for Bay Area kids. Sean, Rasheed, and Ingrid traveled to Chicago for the national Opportunity Finance Network conference and met with other CDFI leaders. Sean also hosted a panel and OFN CEO, Lisa Mensah, highlighted ICA Fund Good Jobs’ work in her keynote address. Onigilly opened its newest (and biggest) location yet, in Palo Alto. Reem’s, a Good Jobs Accelerator business was named to the Food and Wine Magazine Restaurants of the Year list for 2018. Reem Assil, the founder, also opened a second restaurant called Dyafa in Oakland. Rasheed Mitchell, Investment Associate joined a judging panel with StartOut and Dianna Tremblay spoke at the Kapor Center’s Tech X Oakland summit. The Oakland Business Review wrote an extensive piece on our work. Reign Free, founder and owner of The Red Door Catering, started a new venture, re-inventing the Bear Lair’s restaurant in Berkeley. Sean Daniel Murphy, our CEO, was featured in a short video created by the Aspen Institute where Sean is a Job Quality Fellow. And we wished everyone a very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!