In this Idealist Community episode, we explore what it means for a neighborhood to have an absence of banks—and what it takes for a few people to start one from scratch.

This story tells the tale of Charlie Wilcox and Kelly Dillon, two entrepreneurs who noticed a need in a Bronx community and decided to do something about it. From starting with just an idea to establishing both a nonprofit, Ariva, and a community focused bank named CheckSpring, Charlie and Kelly talk about the challenges and rewards of a journey that took more than five years.

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CheckSpring
Ariva

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Category:Idealist Community -- posted at: 6:02 PM