DCRAC and Stepping Stones Board, Staff and Volunteers thank you for ringing in the holiday season with our holiday party on December 5th. Happy Holidays.
To ensure equitable treatment and equal access to credit and capital for the under-served populations and communities throughout Delaware through advocacy, education, legislation, and outreach.
We were founded in 1987 because a study of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data revealed that African Americans were more than seven times more likely to be denied home mortgages than white Americans. While we continue our role as CRA advocates (our mission focus), we have built a constituent base by remaining market centered. We have continued to launch new and creative initiatives designed to make DCRAC relevant in the lives of thousands of Delawareans. In 2007, we became the first Delaware nonprofit to be awarded the Seal of Excellence from the National Standards for Excellence Institute. In 2011, our application to charter Stepping Stones Community Federal Credit Union was approved by the National Credit Union Administration. Link to our most recent annual audit, annual report, and form 990.
Announcement: Tax Clinic Director, DCRAC,Wilmington, DE, F/T, M-F, MA in Business Mgmt. or Marketing Req'd., Must be fluent in spanish, Min. 1 yr. marketing experience req'd. Min. 1 yr. community outreach experience req'd. Will provide education, outreach, and client services. Responsible for marketing, advocacy, and community outreach to the hispanic population. Send resumes to RRangan@dcrac.org
Come one come all to the DCRAC / Stepping Stones Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 pm. 601 North Church Street Wilmington, DE 19801.
Join DCRAC and Stepping Stones Community FCU in the Howard High School of Technology's Academy of Finance "Strides for Success" 5k fundraiser at Dravo Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 30th at 10 am.
New TELEPHONE Numbers at DCRAC! You can still reach us at the old numbers you have for us. You may get a message to hang up and call our new telephone number.
Need info to fight foreclosure? Join us in Georgetown on Wed, Oct 23 from 12 noon to 7pm. For more details, click here.
DCRAC Awarded $50,000 grant from Bank of America
DCRAC's Celebrate CRA 2013 event on Friday, Oct 11th at Ed Oliver Golf Club from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm will be an amazing time. Click here to buy a ticket.
If you are a person of means looking to assist those struggling in our tough economy, we recommend making a tax deductible donation to DCRAC's tax and credit clinics.Click here for more info.
Hey Folks, we're having our annual free community BBQ on Friday, July 19th from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm! All are welcome.
Check out The Wave report on DCRAC's tax clinic services.
The Sussex County Post covered the Discover Bank - DCRAC Credit Report Marathon in Greenwood, DE on April 3rd.
April is Fair Housing Month, check out these DCRAC & CLASI events.
Check out Rashmi's March 28th op-ed "Filing taxes doesn't have to be maddening" in the News Journal.
Need your credit report checked? DCRAC teams up with Discover bank in Greenwood, DE. We'll pull your credit report for free on Wednesday, April 3rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.Click here for info.
Attend our free tax workshop on April 4th in Milford from12:00 noon - 1:45 pm & Georgetown from 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm.
Job Fair in Newark, March 6th. Click here for info.
In addition to Wilmington, we will hold a Black History Month event in Dover, DE on February 28th. Invite your friends to hear a special presentation of: Jefferson Morley's "Snow Storm in August"
Help us celebrate Black History Month on February 25th at the Carvel State Building, Wilmington, DE for a 5:30 pm reception and 6:00 pm special presentation of: Jefferson Morley's "Snow Storm in August"
Get Free Tax help for your hack taxes on February 28th, 12:00 noon - 1:45 pm in Milford and 5:00pm - 6:45 pm in Georgetown. Click here for more info
Trouble with your taxes, attend DCRAC's Free Tax Counseling Holiday Special in Georgetown, DE. Thursday, Dec 20th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Click here for details.
Check out this job opportunity in Newark, DE. Click here for info.
Click here for information on DCRAC's Open House and Credit Report Marathon: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Georgetown Professional Park, Georgetown, DE (across from WALMART).
Rhonda Graham from the News Journal filed this story about DCRAC's 25 years of service to Delaware.
For individuals and friends of DCRAC, click here for ticket info to the Delaware CRA Council's 25th Anniversary Celebration at Ed "Porky" Oliver Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 5th, 2012. 5:30 pm - 8:30pm
For sponsors, join us Friday, Oct. 5th, 2012 for Delaware CRA Council's 25th Anniversary Celebration at Ed "Porky" Oliver Golf Course. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Jobs in health care field click here
Check out the Delaware Housing Search.org website where you can list your property for sale, or check listings and availability.
Know Your Rights! Attend this Landlord Tenant Code Event -August 14, 2012 3pm - 7pm
Come one, come all to DCRAC's community BBQ Friday, July 13, 2012. 11:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Check out the DE AG's Mortgage Task Force Events June 25 & June 26
June 7, the News Journal reported on the 20-1 vote for HB 289 in the DE Senate.
On May 17, Doug Denison filed this story on HB 289 as it is voted out of committee.
On May 4, the Seaford Star printed this story on HB 289.
On May 4, Monica Scott reported on HB 289 with "Payday lending changes" in the Coastal Point.
On May 2, Doug Denison filed his story "Payday loan limits advance" in the News Journal.
Rashmi Rangan asks folks to call their legislators to support HB 289
On May 1, the YWCA of Delaware's Ginny Marino had her HB 289 letter to the editor published in the News Journal.
On May 1, the News Journal printed this editorial in support of HB 289.
On May 1, the News Journal printed this HB 289 letter to the editor.
Sign up for this Grant Workshop on May 21st
Rony Peralta provides background info on DCRAC's tax clinic.
Lakenzia Gordon talks about DCRAC's credit clinic classes and joining Stepping Stones FCU.
Anne Mountain describes how DCRAC's foreclosure counseling saved her house.
Attend US Rep. John Carney's ID Theft and Scam Protection event on April 12th in Georgetown, DE.
Attend US Rep. John Carney's ID Theft & Scam Protection event on April 12th in Newark, DE.
On April 5, Doug Denison filed this story about HB 289 "Payday loan restrictions advance" in the News Journal.
On April 4, letter to the News Journal published a letter to the editor in support of HB 289.
On March 22, Delaware Community Foundation grants DCRAC funds for computers.
On Saturday, March 17, the News Journal went to press with this excellent article on the big day for Stepping Stones.
The News Journal had a good editorial on what Stepping Stones means to the community on March 14, 2012.
Thank you everyone! And a big thank you to US Rep. John Carney, US Sen. Chris Coons & US Sen. Tom Carper for your support at the Grand Opening of Stepping Stones Community Federal Credit Union.
GRAND OPENING: Stepping Stones Community Federal Credit Union. March 16th, 12:00 noon.
Our annual report ending June 30, 2011
For EITC Tax help in Delaware, check out this info.
IRS Workshop for Small Business at DCRAC
DCRAC's Rashmi Rangan Grateful for IRS Grant
Internal Revenue Service Awards DCRAC $70,000 grant for LITC
The News Journal's Delaware Inc. quotes from DCRAC's letter to AG Beau Biden on mortgage settlement deal.
Public Housing notice in Newark, Delaware.
The News Journal prints DCRAC's "Delaware Voice" essay on Capital One merger with Ing Direct.
DCRAC releases letter of support for Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.
DCRAC statement on DE Bank Commissioner's Cap One - ING decision: "We place the City of Wilmington and the Delaware Economic Development Office on notice to keep their calculators ready. Six months after the merger is consummated, we will ask them for a public accounting with regards to all the jobs that have been created and services provided to our communities here in Delaware by Capitol One."
Rashmi is quoted in News Journal on Mortgage Deal
John Taylor from Content Delaware interviews Rashmi Rangan
Check out these January Fair Housing Training Events
Rashmi Rangan quoted in News Journal editorial about Cordray Appointment
Rashmi Rangan: Richard Cordray Appointment Victory for Consumers
Join Rashmi Rangan for Ignite Wilmington, Nov. 30th at 7:00 pm at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Go to www.ignitewilmington.com.
Hoy en Delaware features a letter from Rashmi Rangan, Jim Angus and Rony Peralta on the Sussex County Today and Tomorrow Conference at Del Tech.
Rashmi wrote a letter to the DE Sec of Labor and pointed to the agreement reached in VA.
Good news last week in Norfolk, Virginia on the issue of worker wages. Check out the agreement between the VA Sec. of Labor and the Mexican Consulate in DC.
DCRAC's November 2 letter to the bank commissioner regarding the Capital One-ING Direct merger.
This is the cooperative agreement proposed by DCRAC for the Capital One-ING Direct merger.
Here is Rashmi Rangan's testimony from the October 27 Capital One - ING Direct bank commissioner hearing.
Eve Tahmincioglu from Delaware First Media looks at Stepping Stones FCU and the role credit unions have played in low income areas.
Here is a story about our CRA Leadership Award in the Community Pub
The Seaford Star has an interview with CRA Leadership Award winner Amy Walls
WHYY's Newsworks posted a story on U.S. Rep John Carney's visit to DCRAC as he learned about our mission and Stepping Stones FCU.
The Cape Gazette printed a nice profile of Amy Walls, DCRAC's 2011 CRA Leadership Award winner
WHYY's Newsworks has a good story on "Celebrate CRA 2011" and "Stepping Stones FCU"
The News Journal's Rhonda B. Graham highlights Stepping Stones FCU as a sign of hope in Wilmington.
The News Journal's Eric Ruth reports on the creation of Stepping Stones FCU
NCUA Grants Charter for Stepping Stones Federal Credit Union
Rashmi Rangan's detailed comments on Capital One-ING Direct merger to Federal Reserve
Rashmi Rangan's testimony at Capital One-ING Direct Public Meeting
DCRAC interview with Housing Clinic Director, Carlos Herrera
DCRAC welcomes our partners to the 15th annual Celebrate CRA
Rashmi Rangan's op-ed on Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection Bureau
DCRAC seeks Credit Clinic Director
DCRAC comments on Capital One/ING
Looking for Scholarship Opportunities
Looking for Employment
New Journal's Eric Ruth Quotes Rashmi Rangan on Capital One-ING Direct Merger
News Journal story on family's struggle in foreclosure crisis
News Journal story on Fed approval of M&T - Wilmington Trust merger quotes DCRAC
WHYY features DCRAC in: "Fighting Foreclosures" http://video.whyy.org/video/1780751388/
Rashmi Rangan's Public Testimony M&T/WT merger hearing