Texas IAF Celebrates 40+ Year Anniversary, Launches New Strategy
Veteran leaders, funders, religious judicatories and Texas IAF organizational co-founders convened at the Whitley Center of the Oblate School of Theology to celebrate 40+ years of the network of Texas IAF organizations standing with families.Read more
El Paso Times Applauds EPISO, Border Interfaith & Texas IAF
"When the Industrial Areas Foundation first came to Texas four decades ago, the organization was met with derision and hostility in many quarters. That certainly was true with the creation of the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring organization in 1981.Read more
Texas Senate Recognizes Texas IAF's 40+ Year Anniversary
Proclamation No. 332, Texas Senate
Express-News Calls COPS/Metro "Powerful Behind the Scenes"
"For as much noise as COPS / Metro has made before City Council meetings, school boards, on the streets and at the ballot box over the years, the community organizing group loves the quiet.Read more
EPISO & Border Interfaith Win Big on El Paso Wage Theft
EPISO and Border Interfaith furthermore secured the support of Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez, county commissioners, other Texas state legislators and the local franchise owner of Chick fil-A. Organizational pressure prevailed over lobbyists flown in from Austin to try to block the new law.Read more
COPS / Metro Wins Streets in Bexar County Colonias
When Azeneth de la Fuente's daughter suffered an accident at home last month, an ambulance took 25 minutes to arrive because of terrible road conditions. Ms. de la Fuente has been organizing to fix her neighborhood for over a year. On International Women's Day she testified before Bexar County Commissioners declaring, "we are not second class citizens... my daughter deserves better!"Read more
Austin Interfaith Challenges Candidates for Sheriff
Austin Interfaith Calls for Compassion in Sheriff's Race, Time Warner Cable
San Antonio Express-News Credentials COPS / Metro Priorities
Agenda 2016: Community Leaders' Top Priorities for 2016, San Antonio Express News
Capital IDEA Expands with 'Career Expressway'
"As far as Michael Brown is concerned, he wasn't supposed to be here.
North Texas IAF Wins on Payday Reform in Arlington
After undergoing a congregational development process in partnership with the North Texas IAF that involved 3,000 parishioners â€“ 600 of which participated in small group encounters led by 80 ministry leaders -- leaders of St. Joseph's Catholic Parish in Arlington, Texas were astounded by the number of stories about payday lending.Read more