KNOWLEDGE IS LEARNED.
WISDOM IS EARNED.
SUPPORT FOR LATINA & LATINO ENTREPRENEURS
Clecha exists to ensure Latinas and Latinos understand, navigate, and conquer the oppressive systems that exist in order to achieve financial equity.
SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES
With access to the right resources, youths and adults can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Our services include business permitting, financial planning, credit education, and access to grants and resources that are available.
Our re-entry program is uniquely designed to empower entrepreneurs, that have formerly been incarcerated, by helping to launch ideas and guide ventures. We promote opportunities by leveraging our expertise, network, and deep roots in the Latinx community. We believe people are capable and willing to work and we have the ability to direct and connect them with needed resources.
There are many programs available for youth, but none are teaching them how to be entrepreneurs. We give our youth financial education, teach them about credit building and how to start a business.
Founder & Treasurer
Born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District, William Ortiz-Cartagena has over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, enjoying a successful career with Joie de Vivre hospitality. After leaving Joie de Vivre, William founded several companies and now focuses his efforts on the challenges experienced by underserved communities in San Francisco. William also served as Board President of the Mission Economic Development Agency, is the President of the Board for Mission Adelante, serves on the Board for Bayview S.O.L. and is an appointed official for the City and County of San Francisco as a Commissioner for the San Francisco office of Small Business.