Jobs
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 22:30

BUILD Advances Local Hiring Mandate with $24/hr Wage for Development

Last night, as the votes were tallied on the City Council, BUILD celebrated a historic win on many levels. Advances include: 30% local hiring mandate on all infrastructure construction jobs; $10 million investment in minority & women owned business firms; $24 minimum wage across the site for infrastructure; $25 million workforce development center that will also create a pipeline for local hiring for all permanent jobs; 1,060 affordable housing units; and profit sharing that treats the city as the investor that it is.


Education and Youth
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 17:30

Spokane Alliance & Allies Victorious in School Bullying Action

Following almost nine weeks of pressure from Spokane Alliance members and allies, the Spokane Public Schools (SPS) school board unanimously voted to make a public statement on recent school bullying that included four key points leaders advocated for: reaffirmation of the district’s commitment to respect all students; commitment to swift enforcement of harassment, intimidation and bullying; contact information for those needing to report incidents; and the context of the divisive year in politics.


Education and Youth
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 17:00

BUILD Restores $2.58 Million in Funds for After-School Programs

On June 7th, BUILD won the restoration of $2.58 million in cuts to Baltimore City after-school and community school programs.  The BUILD One Baltimore campaign began in 2015 with jobs, safety, and youth program funding demands. Every major Mayoral candidate – including then candidate Pugh – agreed to these demands at the largest Baltimore City mayoral candidate accountability forum in March 2016.
 

Immigration
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 16:30

VOICE Wins Immigrant Protections in Schools & Recognition of Jewish, Muslim Holidays

At a 535-person action held in Fairfax County and a 275-person action in Prince William County, VOICE won commitments from both jurisdictions that County Police will not act as agents of Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Public school systems in both counties also committed to honoring Jewish and Muslim holidays by issuing new regulations that student absences related to the celebration of religious holidays will not affect attendance records. There will also be no tests or major school events scheduled during those holidays.


Jobs
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 18:45

IAF Job Training Model Shows Sizable & Sustained Results for Graduates

Almost ten years ago, Project QUEST agreed to participate in a randomized control trial in which half of a pool of 400+ qualified and equally motivated applicants were picked by a computer to participate in Project QUEST.  The other half were turned away and they pursued other options.


Public Safety
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 18:45

Southern Arizona Interfaith Changes State Law to Combat Harmful Drug

When neighborhood users of SPICE, a synthetic marijuana with side effects including seizures and disorientation, began walking into traffic and collapsing on church and school grounds, leaders from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church stepped into the void to identify solutions.


Anti-Corruption
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 18:15

Together Louisiana Defends Constitution, Defeats Tax Giveaway Scheme

When petrochemical companies operating in rural Louisiana attempted to directly negotiate an industrial tax discount with the local parish (county), the effort ran up against the Louisiana Constitution. The local tax assessor sued and the state courts ruled that the agreement violated the Constitution. Developers then crafted House Bill 444, a constitutional amendment that would legalize direct negotiations with local governments.


"Valley Interfaith and School Reform" by Dennis Shirley

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"Community Organizing for Urban School Reform" by Dennis Shirley

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"Blessed Are the Organized" by Jeffrey Stout

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