West / Southwest IAF

Workforce Development, Economic Development, Living Wage, Project Quest, Labor Market Intermediaries

New Study Says Project QUEST Creates Largest, Sustained Earnings Rise in Nation

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Economic Mobility

Since 1992, IAF

West / Southwest IAF

Shooting, Solidarity, safety, fighting fear

West/Southwest IAF: Statement on El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings

Monday, August 5, 2019
West / Southwest IAF

Fighting Against Fear
Our Neighborhoods, Our Strength

August 5, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the past 48 hours.  Our hearts go out to those murdered, those injured, their families and these entire communities.  We also stand in support of our IAF sister organization EPISO/Border Interfaith and its workforce training organization Project ARRIBA, whose work has been deeply embedded in the El Paso community for decades. 

West / Southwest IAF

Immigration, leadership development, Recognizing the Stranger

CCHD Highlights West/Southwest IAF 'Recognizing the Stranger' Strategy

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Catholic Campaign for Human Development

With a grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the Interfaith Education Fund piloted a program in fall of 2016 called Recognizing the Stranger, a multiyear regional approach to the immigration issue, in seven southwestern dioceses.

West / Southwest IAF

Sr. Christine Stephens, Congregation of Divine Providence

Sr. Christine Stephens, CDP: 1940 - 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019
West / Southwest IAF

Sister Christine Stephens, CDP entered eternal life on July 18, 2019 at the age of 78. She was the younger of two daughters born to Walter Irving and Frances Louise (Bulian) Stephens. She was born December 22, 1940 in Austin, Texas and was given the Baptismal name, Mary Christine. She entered the Congregation of Divine Providence on September 7, 1962 and professed first vows as a Sister of Divine Providence on June 22, 1964. Sister Christine graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics prior to entering Our Lady of the Lake Convent.

West / Southwest IAF

community organizing

West/Southwest IAF: Good News Update (Spring 2019)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
West/Southwest IAF West / Southwest IAF

SB1070, Stanford Study, unborn

Study Finds Immigration Crackdowns Cause Detrimental Prenatal Well-Being, Low Birthweight

Friday, January 18, 2019
America Magazine

A recent Stanford University study indicates that crackdowns on unauthorized immigration may interfere with the development of unborn children.

The study found Latina immigrant women in Arizona who were pregnant during the contentious debate over S.B. 1070 and gave birth in the six-month period between July and December 2010 had babies with lower birthweight compared with those in prior years. Average birth weights did not decrease among U.S.-born white, black or Latina women during the same time....

West / Southwest IAF

Texas IAF, Civic Engagement, Faith in Action

Texas IAF Targets 19 Hottest State, Federal Races in State Suburbs

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
McClatchy & More

In a move to shift the makeup of the state legislature, Texas IAF organizations reached into suburbs surrounding Texas’ largest cities to assemble by the thousands in political, nonpartisan assemblies to help leaders wrest commitments from candidates for state and federal office. Having witnessed candidate responses to locally-developed agendas, which span from local control to Texas school finance and federal immigration reform, leaders are now mobilizing their neighbors to Get Out The Vote.

West / Southwest IAF

Spokane Alliance, Washington IAF, mental health facility

Spokane Alliance Secures Support for Mental Health Facility

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Spokesman Review

At present, if a mentally ill person commits a crime in Spokane, the only places to send them are either the ER or jail.

West / Southwest IAF

Together Louisiana, Medicaid, BCRA, affordable healthcare

Together Louisiana Reminds Sen. Cassidy of Medicaid Promise

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Advocate & More

To the surprise of many, both Louisiana Senators voted in favor of two health care measures that would roll back Medicaid funding.  In response, Together Louisiana publicly reminded one of the Senators of his Medicaid promises:

West / Southwest IAF

Together Louisiana, Tax Reform, corporate tax exemption

Together Louisiana, State Assessors Team Up to Defeat Tax Giveaway

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Weekly Citizen

At a Senate committee hearing last week, Together Louisiana and the state’s assessors teamed up to deal an unlikely defeat to a proposed constitutional amendment backed by one of the most well-funded lobbying drives of the current legislative session.

West / Southwest IAF

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