In effort to expand the membership base beyond Del Rio, leaders with The Border Organization are working to recruit new institutions in neighboring cities such as Brackettville and identifying potential leaders in Methodist and Lutheran congregations in Maverick County / Eagle Pass.Read more
Pacoima Couple Accuses JP Morgan Chase of Illegally Foreclosing on Their Home, Daily News of Los AngelesRead more
Other articles documenting One LA's work on health
Acting on stories from people desperately needing medical equipment, DAI leaders launched a Durable Medical Equipment Initiative to acquire, sanitize (according to state code) and distribute gently used medical equipment. This would provide residents with wheelchairs, hospital beds and walkers.Read more
W/SWIAF labor market JobPath, in Tucson, AZ, won a $200,000 grant to help train over 50 adults in technical careers. The funds were awarded by the US Department of Labor. JobPath was also cited by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy as an example of effective labor market intermediation.Read more
Last spring, initial budget recommendations had slated Capital IDEA, Prime Time after School, ESL and other important programs normally supported by the city for ZERO funding. Since then, Council members approved a revised budget recommendation that expands funding for the highest rated programs at 70% of requested funding. If approved, Capital IDEA would receive continued funding at current levels of over $1,000,000 and other programs like Prime Time After School Program would also be funded. More than 100 Austin Interfaith leaders have been to City Hall this month to show their support for these programs. In addition to advocating for human development programs, AI leaders created a stir about the anti-lobbying ordinance preventing public participation in this process.Read more
More than 1,100 leaders of Together Baton Rouge assembled from approximately 70 congregations and organizations., thirty-five of which made annual pledges. Invited guests included the Mayor, District Attorney, Sheriff, Metro Council Members and State legislators; all committed to work with the organization.
Since then, the organization has advanced its transportation agenda. With a bus system that gets 1/3 the per capita funding of peer cities and forces passengers to wait an average of 75 minutes, the Mayor invited Together Baton Rouge to work with the City to create some solutions. The resulting plan will create a dedicated source of revenue for transit for the first time in the City's history more than doubling the budget from $12 Million to $30 Million in order to expand bus routes and reduce wait times.