Matt Helmer & Amy Blair, "Courses to Employment: Sectoral Approaches to Community College - Nonprofit Partnerships," Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies InitiativeRead more
"Groups Partner for Job Training Classes," by Monica Rodriguez, Inland Empire Daily Bulletin
"Worker's Death Under Investigation," by David Crowder, El Paso Inc.
Jeffrey Stout, Professor of Religion at Princeton University, recently released Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America, a book documenting the work of the Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation.Read more
During its fall electoral drive, TMO worked with fifty congregations to target 39 precincts in the neighborhoods surrounding their institutions; leaders taught voters the statewide agenda of issues and the importance of early voting. They organized neighborhood walks and launched parochial campaigns to sign up parishioners in the pews and at church festivals. TMO successfully increased voter turnout by 9.3% in the 39 precincts it worked, compared to the 2006 gubernatorial election.Read more
"2010 CCHD Collection Slated for November 20th," US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Leaders in West Texas committed to signing up 2,000 voters in advance of the gubernatorial election this fall. They have also secured commitments to organize parish development efforts in three congregations.